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China's Business Reforms

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Book Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series ISBN: 9780203537039 9780415345170 9780415648806 9781134283262 9781134283255 9781134283217 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203537039 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics --- Sociology --- History --- Science (General)
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China's recent economic reforms have led to impressive growth, and an unprecedented enthusiasm for establishing foreign enterprises in China. Since 1993, China has been the second largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the world and is now considered to be the world's third biggest economy. Its greater economic integration with the rest of the world, especially since its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), has further accelerated its market-oriented economic reforms. China is now opening its protected markets and beginning to submit to the rule of international law. This ongoing transition and increasing participation in the world economy has resulted in significant changes in human resource management and social welfare practices in China's enterprises. The book examines the key areas, all of which are linked, where China is grappling with institutional reforms as it opens up to the outside world: state-owned enterprise reform, capital markets and financial reform, human resources and labour market reform, social welfare reform, and China's accession to the WTO and the growth of the private sector.

Governing Failure - Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance

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ISBN: 9781107035041 9781139542739 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_472457 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Economics
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Jacqueline Best argues that the changes in International Monetary Fund, World Bank and donor policies in the 1990s, towards what some have called the 'Post-Washington Consensus,' were driven by an erosion of expert authority and an increasing preoccupation with policy failure. Failures such as the Asian financial crisis and the decades of despair in sub-Saharan Africa led these institutions to develop governance strategies designed to avoid failure: fostering country ownership, developing global standards, managing risk and vulnerability and measuring results. In contrast to the structural adjustment era when policymakers were confident that they had all the answers, the author argues that we are now in an era of provisional governance, in which key actors are aware of the possibility of failure even as they seek to inoculate themselves against it. This book considers the implications of this shift, asking if it is a positive change and whether it is sustainable. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Equitable Research Partnerships

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance ISBN: 9783030157456 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15745-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: History --- Migration --- Philosophy --- Political Science --- Business and Management
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This open access book offers insights into the development of the ground-breaking Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings (GCC) and the San Code of Research Ethics. Using a new, intuitive moral framework predicated on fairness, respect, care and honesty, both codes target ethics dumping – the export of unethical research practices from a high-income setting to a lower- or middle-income setting. The book is a rich resource of information and argument for any research stakeholder who opposes double standards in research. It will be indispensable for applicants to European Union framework programmes, as the GCC is now a mandatory reference document for EU funding.

Eigentuemerstruktur und Unternehmenserfolg

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631517352 Year: Pages: 441 DOI: 10.3726/b14013 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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Der Einfluss von Großaktionären auf die Unternehmenspolitik wird unter dem Stichwort Deutschland AG bereits seit langem diskutiert und gewinnt im Zuge der aktuellen Corporate-Governance-Diskussion erneut an Bedeutung. Die Wirkung von Kapital- bzw. Stimmrechtsblöcken auf den Unternehmenswert ist bisher jedoch weder theoretisch noch empirisch eindeutig geklärt. Franca Ruhwedel nimmt vor diesem Hintergrund eine umfassende theoretische und empirische Analyse des Zusammenhangs zwischen Eigentümer- bzw. Stimmrechtsstruktur deutscher Aktiengesellschaften und dem Unternehmenserfolg vor. Sie analysiert zunächst die Anreizstrukturen von Großaktionären mithilfe eines agencytheoretischen Instrumentariums. Die abgeleiteten Hypothesen überprüft die Autorin anschließend im Rahmen einer empirischen Untersuchung, die den Einfluss der Eigentümer- und Stimmrechtsstruktur auf den Unternehmenserfolg für 238 CDAX-Unternehmen im Zeitraum von 1997 bis 2000 analysiert.

Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

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ISBN: 9783642417030 9783642417047 Year: Pages: 199 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41704-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Manufactures --- Business and Management
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This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticisms of an approach that was hailed as a panacea in the beginning and which had proved over time as one of the most effective models of development finance. These criticisms emerged over signs of overheating in some markets, particularly the 2010 events in Andhra Pradesh, and turned into an assumption of a worldwide microfinance crisis, putting seriously at stake the good reputation microfinance had enjoyed so far.

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