One of the most important outcomes of market reforms in China over the past 20 years has been the emergence of a significant domestic private sector, which now accounts for almost a third of China's GDP and is by far the country's most important source of employment growth. This book is the first in-depth analysis of the management and operation of these domestic private firms, which are defined as companies or organizations created by PRC citizens, including township enterprises and collectives. The book provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective on the factors important to the successful operation and growth of these firms. It begins with a review of the literature on the topic in three different disciplines - economics, sociology, and management - each followed by several chapters covering recent developments in these areas. Featuring contributions by distinguished scholars and China experts, the work concludes with an insightful chapter on the future of China's public sector in the global economy.

chapter 1|22 pages

Explaining the Growth and Development of the Chinese Domestic Private Sector

ByAnne S. Tsui, Yanjie Bian, Leonard Cheng

chapter 2|15 pages

Explaining China's Emerging Private Economy

Sociological Perspectives
ByYanjie Bian, Zhanxin Zhang

chapter 3|25 pages

Family Businesses in China, 1978–96

Entry and Performance
ByXiaogang Wu

chapter 4|17 pages

Transnational or Social Capital?

Returnees Versus Local Entrepreneurs
ByWilfried R. Vanhonacker, David Zweig, Siu Fung Chung

chapter 5|15 pages

The Sweatshop and Beyond

Authority Relations in Domestic Private Enterprises
ByYi-min Lin

chapter 6|23 pages

Property Rights Regimes and Firm behavior

Theory Versus Evidence
ByXueguang Zhou, He Cai, Qiang Li

chapter 7|8 pages

Observing Private Business in China

ByThomas B. Gold

chapter 8|19 pages

A Survey of the Economics Literature on China's Nonstate Enterprises

ByDavid Daokui Li

chapter 9|24 pages

Decentralization and the Structure of Chinese Corporate Boards

Do Politicians Jeopardize Board Professionalism and Firm Performance?
ByDong-Hua Chen, Joseph P. H. Fan, T. J. Wong

chapter 10|24 pages

Firm Behavior in a Mixed Market

The Case of China
ByChangqi Wu, David Daokui Li

chapter 11|10 pages

In Marketplace and Boardroom

What Do We Know and Not Know About China's Nonstate Enterprises?
ByYijiang Wang

chapter 12|24 pages

China's Domestic Private Firms

A Literature Review and Directions for Future Research
ByJiatao Li, Jing Yu Yang

chapter 13|31 pages

Authority and Benevolence

Employees' Responses to Paternalistic Leadership in China
ByJiing-Lih Farh, Bor-Shiuan Cheng, Li-Fang Chou, Xiao-Ping Chu

chapter 14|16 pages

The Commitment-Focused HRM System

Adoption and Performance Implications in Domestic Private Firms
ByYaping Gong, Kenneth Law, Katherine Xin

chapter 15|20 pages

Lenovo's Pursuit of Dynamic Strategic Fit

BySteven White, Wei Xie

chapter 16|14 pages

The Emergence of China's Private-Sector Firms

Theory Development in the Midst of Evolving Institutional and Industrial Conditions
ByClaudia Bird Schoonhoven

chapter 17|16 pages

China'a Private Sector

A Global Perspective
ByAndrew G. Walder