Contractual relations, foreign direct investment, and technology transfer:The case of China

Leung, H. M., Thoburn, John T., Chau, Esther and Tang, S. H. (1991) Contractual relations, foreign direct investment, and technology transfer:The case of China. Journal of International Development, 3 (3). pp. 277-291. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

This paper discusses in terms of transactions costs how foreign investors choose contractual forms. It argues that the unusually wide choice of contracts available in China can be shown roughly to correspond to varying degrees of within‐firm governance. Other factors, particularly locational choice within China, contribute to reducing the scope for opportunism on the part of the host country where a well‐enforced legal framework is lacking. Technology transfer is rendered more complex by the importance of team organization in the technology on offer from firms from Hong Kong, the largest foreign investor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: geography, planning and development,development,sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 01:40
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 01:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82347
DOI: 10.1002/jid.4010030307

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