The Effects of Culture and Politics on Foreign Direct Investment and Sustainable Development in China: Some Research Hypotheses

Maktoba Omar, Morrison Handley-Schachler

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Abstract

China's GDP reached US$ 1.159 trillion in 2001, making it the sixth largest economy in the world. In addition the Chinese government has reformed its economy, liberated market forces and opened up many industries to foreign investors. However, the surge of Foreign Direct Investment in China will have consequences for the natural environment, with a consequent effect on economic sustainability of the economy. It is therefore important to consider the factors which might affect the degree of consideration given to sustainability in investment decisions. This paper suggests some hypotheses, concerning the impact of cultural, political and financial factors on sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Volume2
Issue number1/2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Sustainable development
Economics
Foreign direct investment
Sustainability
China
Factors
Industry
Government
Market forces
Natural environment
Foreign investors
Large economy
Investment decision
Economic sustainability

Keywords

  • China
  • sustainable development
  • foreign direct investment
  • FDI
  • culture
  • politics
  • economic sustainability
  • economic growth
  • economic development
  • technological development

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