China and the Multinationals
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China and the Multinationals

International Business and the Entry of China into the Global Economy

Edited by Robert Pearce

This original and important book explores how the interaction between China and multinational enterprises has the potential to affect the future of the Chinese economy, the global economy, and international business.
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Chapter 4: The Growth and Strategic Orientation of Multinationals’ R & D in China

Feng Zhang and Robert Pearce


4. The growth and strategic orientation of multinationals’ R&D in China Feng Zhang and Robert Pearce INTRODUCTION In a now familiar aphorism Terpstra (1977, p. 25) stated that ‘the last activity of the firm to be organised on an international basi...

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