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Challenges for foreign companies in China: implications for research and practice

Fabian Jintae Froese, Dylan Sutherland, Jeoung Yul Lee (), Yipeng Liu and Yuan Pan
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Fabian Jintae Froese: Chongqing Technology and Business University
Dylan Sutherland: Durham University
Jeoung Yul Lee: Chongqing Technology and Business University
Yipeng Liu: University of Reading
Yuan Pan: University of Göttingen

Asian Business & Management, 2019, vol. 18, issue 4, 249-262

Abstract: Abstract As a large country with great development potential, China has been one of the most popular foreign direct investment destinations. However, foreign companies increasingly face a variety of challenges especially during the “soft-landing” of the Chinese economy and amidst anti-globalization tendency. Based on a comprehensive review of the extant literature, we provide a critical overview of some of the key challenges for foreign companies in China, focusing on two challenges related to the business environment, namely regulatory and cultural challenges, and two management challenges, namely innovation and human resource management. We provide managerial implications and outline directions for future research.

Keywords: International business; China; Multinational enterprise; Innovation; Human resource management; Culture; Strategy; Foreign companies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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