Online from: 2003
Subject Area: International Business
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|Title:||A comment on China and “The social responsibility of international business scholars”|
|Author(s):||Ziyi Wei, (Department of International Business and Strategy, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, UK)|
|Citation:||Ziyi Wei, (2012) "A comment on China and “The social responsibility of international business scholars”", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 20 Iss: 1, pp.92 - 103|
|Keywords:||China, International business, International business scholars, Outward foreign direct investment, Private enterprises, Round-tripping, Social responsibility, State owned enterprises|
|DOI:||10.1108/15253831211217224 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The author is grateful to Professor Alan Rugman for his encouragement and suggestions on this comment. The author also would like to thank Professor Mike Peng, Sunny Sun, and Dane Blevins for raising the issue of the social responsibility of IB scholars.|
Purpose – This comment aims to join the discussion raised by Peng
Design/methodology/approach – In response to Peng
Findings – Owing to a short period of accumulation, the scale of Chinese OFDI stock is small compared to the global total. However, with its momentum, it may become a threat in the long term. Apart from round-tripping, tax havens such as Hong Kong have multiple functions for Chinese companies to invest in. Although the size of foreign investments conducted by private companies remains small, their role in Chinese OFDI should not be ignored.
Research limitations/implications – The arguments made in this comment are mainly built upon the data from the official publications, which could present a broad but superficial view of the Chinese OFDI. In order to fill research gaps such as the internationalisation behaviour of Chinese OFDI in tax havens, more stories need to be explored.
Originality/value – This comment discusses several issues that have been mentioned by Peng
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