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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

CN 11-5744/F

Postal Subscription Code 80-978

Front. Econ. China    2016, Vol. 11 Issue (4) : 537-547    https://doi.org/10.3868/s060-005-016-0028-8
Orginal Article |
A Policy Perspective on Outward Foreign Direct Investment by Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
Steven Globerman()
College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA; The Fraser Institute
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Abstract

A growing number of developed country governments in recent years have adopted a hostile attitude towards foreign direct investments undertaken in their markets by state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the latter often based in China. The broad reason for this hostility is the belief that state-owned enterprises pursue non-commercial objectives with resulting damage to host economies. This paper argues that the empirical evidence shows SOEs are increasingly exhibiting market-owned behavior. Furthermore, any adverse consequences of non-commercial behavior are likely to be realized primarily by the SOEs themselves.

Keywords state-owned enterprises      China      acquisitions      non-commercial objectives      unfair competition     
Issue Date: 20 January 2017
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