Business Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Chinese Consumer Electronics Sector

1st Edition - October 18, 2011
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  • Authors: Hailan Yang, Stephen Morgan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633299
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781843346562

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This book analyses how China’s firms in the consumer electronics (CE) sector have developed their business strategy and corporate governance during the reform process. The CE sector is one of China’s most important and dynamic manufacturing sectors. As one of the earliest market-oriented sectors after 1978, its experience illustrates the adoption of the Western model of management in China. This is the first book to analyse the link between business strategy, corporate governance and performance of firms, explicitly comparing state-, collective-, and privately-owned firms. This book argues that the competitive dynamics of the market are central to the survival of firms in contemporary China.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the state, collective and private Chinese firms in the consumer electronics sector
  • Provides insights into the interactions among political, economic and corporate factors in the China business environment that influence the strategies and performance of these firms
  • Compares the corporate governance of these Chinese firms across different ownership forms


Scholars and practitioners with an interest in Chinese business and management, university undergraduates and graduates in the field of Chinese studies, asian economics and development strategies in emerging economies

Table of Contents

  • List of figures

    List of tables

    Abbreviations and acronyms


    Chapter 1: Introduction to strategy, corporate governance and corporate reform



    Business strategy and the corporate governance of Chinese firms

    Objectives of the book

    Research methodology

    Structure of the book

    Chapter 2: Business strategy and corporate governance: theoretical and empirical perspectives



    Institutional theory (IT)

    Business strategy (BS)

    Corporate governance (CG)

    Gaps in the literature


    Chapter 3: The economic background in China



    Economic reform in China

    The development stages of the Chinese consumer electronics sector

    The classification of firms by ownership in China

    The shareholding programme in China

    Background to the case firms


    Chapter 4: Business strategies in the focal companies



    The development of exploitation and exploration strategies in SOEs

    The development of exploitation and exploration strategies in COEs

    The development of exploitation and exploration strategies in DPOEs

    Results of the business strategies


    Chapter 5: Ownership structure and the characteristics of the board in the focal companies



    The ownership structure of the firms

    Characteristics of the boards of firms


    Chapter 6: Links between institutions, business strategies and corporate governance



    The model of institutional factors, business strategies and corporate governance in China’s transition context

    Factors influencing the development of firms in China’s transition context

    The trend of development of Chinese firms




    Chapter 7: Conclusions



    Research and managerial implications

    Avenues for future research



Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2011
  • Published: October 18, 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633299
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781843346562

About the Authors

Hailan Yang

Dr. Hailan Yang is a Lecturer in business school of Shandong Jianzhu University, China. Her research focuses on the impact of cultural, social and economic changes on China’s companies. Yang has more than 10 years of research experience in China, Britain and Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shandong Jianzhu University, China

Stephen Morgan

Dr. Stephen Morgan is Research Director of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research on China spans historical and contemporary economic and business topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nottingham, UK