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Capitalism from below : markets and institutional change in China

Author: Victor Nee; Sonja Opper
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than 630 million Chinese have escaped poverty since the 1980s, reducing the fraction remaining from 82 to 10 percent of the population. This astonishing decline in poverty, the largest in history, coincided with the rapid growth of a private enterprise economy. Yet private enterprise in China emerged in spite of impediments set up by the Chinese government. How did private enterprise overcome these initial  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Nee; Sonja Opper
ISBN: 9780674050204 0674050207
OCLC Number: 757935772
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (International Business) 2013
Description: xv, 431 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Where do economic institutions come from? --
Markets and endogenous institutional change --
The epicenter of bottom-up capitalism --
Entrepreneurs and institutional innovation --
Legitimacy and organizational change --
Industrial clusters and competitive advantage --
The development of labor markets --
Institutions of innovation --
Political economy of capitalism.
Responsibility: Victor Nee, Sonja Opper.

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Over 630 million Chinese escaped poverty since the 1980s, the largest decrease in poverty in history. Studying 700 manufacturing firms in the Yangzi region, the authors argue that the engine of  Read more...

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