• Expansion of China in Latin America. Exploring the grounds and nature of investments relations

Expansion of China in Latin America. Exploring the grounds and nature of investments relations

  • Autor: Michał Młody
  • Wydawca: Difin
  • ISBN: 978-83-8085-353-9
  • Data wydania: 2016
  • Liczba stron/format: 250/B5
  • Oprawa: miękka

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The book shows how political and economic cooperation between China and Latin America varied in recent years and what is its forecast. An in-depth analysis of trends and areas of mutual relations was to answer the question: why is Latin America such a strong partner for Beijing? Particular attention was paid to the China's investment expansion in the LatAm region whose significanse is exceendingly symbolic. Illustrated algorithm of Chinese foreign direct investment shows that investors from China are characterized by significantly different perceptions of the international environment, which is due to the institutional, cultural, political and economic specificities of the Middle Kingdom. The book is a source of knowledge for a wide audience, including proctitioners interested in expansion of Chinese enterprises.

Table of contents:


List of key abbreviations and acronyms

Chapter 1. Foreign direct investment as a form of international capital flow

1.1. Basic terminology related to foreign direct investment
1.2. Overview of theories explaining foreign direct investment flows
1.3. Structure of foreign direct investment conditions
1.3.1. Internal conditions; investment motives
1.3.2. External conditions; host and home country determinants
1.3.3. Push and pull factors

Chapter 2. Political and economic relations between the PRC and Latin America

2.1. Diagnosis of China’s economic development
2.2. Characteristics and challenges of the LatAm region countries
2.3. Historical overview of the political and economic relations
2.4. Structure of LatAm – China trade
2.5. Financial aid of China in Latin America
2.6. Prospects for China’s engagement in Latin America

Chapter 3. The PRC investment activity in Latin America in 2005–2012

3.1. The picture of international investment flows
3.2. LatAm countries as FDI destination – general remarks
3.3. Investment expansion of China – the dragon awakening
3.4. The picture of Chinese investment involvement in Latin America in 2005–2012
3.4.1. Geographical and sectoral structure of FDI
3.4.2. The importance of state-owned enterprises for FDI flows
3.4.3. Forms and efficiency of Chinese FDI
3.4.4. The role of tax havens
3.5. Assessment of investment expansion of Chinese enterprises in Latin America

Chapter 4. Factors determining Chinese FDI in Latin America – empirical findings

4.1. Determinants of Chinese investments in Latin America – other authors’ findings
4.2. Push factors
4.2.1. Institutions affecting the development and implementation of FDI policies
4.2.2. Stages of development of the investment policy of the PRC
4.2.3. State investment funds and credit assistance
4.2.4. Chinese FDI and government guidelines
4.2.5. Decision-making model and supervision process of Chinese FDI
4.2.6. Instruments of support for private companies
4.2.7. The questionnaire-based study
4.2.8. The summary of the study
4.3. Pull factors
4.3.1. The scope and methodology of the study
4.3.2. The results of econometric analysis
4.3.3. Interpretation of results
4.3.4. The summary of the study

Chapter 5. Implications for scientific research and economic practice

5.1. Discussion of the main study results
5.1.1. The main conclusions concerning push and pull factors
5.1.2. Chinese FDI in the context of selected theoretical approaches
5.2. Business practice and policy implications  196
5.2.1. Expansion model of Chinese enterprises in developing countries
5.2.2. Challenges and opportunities for cooperation between China and LatAm countries
5.3. Concluding remarks and directions for future research


App. 1. The institutions responsible for the implementation of FDI policies
App. 2. Survey questionnaire
App. 3. Statistical data covered by the econometric analysis
App. 4. Regression analysis results


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Michał Młody

jest doktorem nauk ekonomicznych, absolwentem Wydziału Gospodarki Międzynarodowej Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu. Od 2016 roku adiunkt w Katedrze Zarządzania Strategicznego Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu. Swoją działalność naukowo-dydaktyczną skupia przede na strategiach internacjonalizacji przedsiębiorstw oraz źródłach międzynarodowej konkurencyjności przedsiębiorstw.

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