Strategic entry and determinants of Chinese private enterprises into Africa - MacEwan Users Only

Zhang, J., Wei, W. X., & Liu, Z. (2013). Strategic entry and determinants of Chinese private enterprises into Africa.
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TitleStrategic entry and determinants of Chinese private enterprises into Africa
Author(s)Zhang, Juan; Wei, William Xiaojun; Liu, Zuanshi
Date2013
Keyword(s)Africa, China, determinants, outward FDI (ODI), private enterprises (PEs), state-owned enterprises (SOEs), strategic entry
DescriptionThe authors discuss the strategic entry of Chinese private enterprises (PEs) into Africa by analyzing their characteristics of host distribution and overseas companies’ function and type. They find that Chinese PEs tend to invest in countries where Chinese investment has already concentrated, that more Chinese PEs engage in manufacturing and services than in agriculture and mining and quarrying, and that Chinese PEs take higher risks by choosing the type of subsidiary companies to enter Africa. They also make an empirical study of the determinants of Chinese PEs compared with state-owned enterprises in the period 2002–2011 and found Chinese PEs in Africa are driven mainly by the motivation of market-seeking, not by resource-seeking; China’s imports from the host country also facilitate Chinese companies’ investment in Africa; and Chinese companies in Africa are risk-takers. At the end of the article, they study the case of Touchroad and verify the results of their empirical study.
Peer ReviewedYes
Type of ItemJournal Articles
DOI10.1080/15228916.2013.804367
Publication InformationZhang, Juan, William X. Wei, and Zuanshi Liu. "Strategic Entry and Determinants of Chinese Private Enterprises Into Africa." Journal of African Business 14, no. 2 (2013): 96-105. doi:10.1080/15228916.2013.804367.
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