Dr. Guoyong Liang (粱国勇)

Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, Shanghai

Promotor: Prof. Dr. R.J.M. van TulderPhD-degree: November 18, 2004

Thesis: New Competition Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Development in China

Guoyong Liang is completing his Ph.D. in international business and works at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research interests include the theory of the multinational enterprise, business strategy, and business/government interaction. Before his Ph.D. study in the Netherlands, Guoyong Liang was a lecturer at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He was also a fellow at Shanghai Securities and Futures Institute. He has managerial experience in China's financial and ICT sector.

Research topic: “ New Competition: Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Development in China”

Since the late 1970s, China has transformed itself from a centrally planned economy into an emerging market economy. During this process, new forces of competition have been injected into Chinese industries through imports, market entries and various institutional arrangements. Inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has become a crucial channel through which a new competitive force is introduced from abroad. By exploring both situations emerging in Chinese industries, this study assesses the institutional and economic characteristics of the Chinese model of development and provides a particular interpretation of the much heralded – but less understood – ‘Chinese miracle’

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