A review of foreign business management in China

Jing Yu Yang, Frank Ben Tipton, Jiatao Li

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This study reviews the research on foreign business management in China and analyzes 193 articles published in English in 13 academic journals between 1980 and 2008. The studies were classified based on the type of research, the main topic, and the methods employed. The studies were then mapped and their key research findings and conclusions were highlighted. A three-stage model of market transition was developed to contextualize the work, and this helps explain the shifting focuses in the literature and identify directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-659
Number of pages33
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Contextualization
  • Foreign business management
  • Literature review
  • Market transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management


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