Unformatted text preview: Annotated Bibliography
by Alli Huebner
Cao, G., Liu, M., Tao, R., & Yuan, F. (2008). Instrumental land use investment-driven growth in
China. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 13, 313-331.
This source is a Journal Article. It argues that local land development activities in China
have lead to a local growth driven by investment. Local governments have increased land
development activity by leasing large plots of land (obtained from farmers) for the
purpose of industrial and commercial development. Although land in China is currently
being used as a competitive incentive for local investment, it is not sustainable in the long
run. This source, which includes tables, could be used in our research to compare the high
level of recent investment-driven development activity to that of Santiago. Chen, Y. (2008). Why do multinational corporations locate their advanced r&d centres in
Beijing?. Journal of Development Studies, 44, 622-644.
This source is a Journal Article. It argues that Beijing could attract advanced research and
development activities because of its historical transformation of local institutions and its
co-development with multi-national corporations. This source, which includes maps and
charts, could be used in our research to argue why Beijing would be an attractive and
productive site for overseas expansion.
Cheng, L. & Eves, A. (2007). Cross-cultural evaluation of factors driving intention to purchase
new food products – Beijing, China and south-east England. International Journal of
Consumer Studies, 31, 410-417.
This source is a Journal Article. It is about how there is a high interest in new products
within the food industry in Beijing, China. Furthermore, they have interest in new healthy
food products. Therefore, marketing should focus on quality, utility, and health benefits.
Although these characteristics are influenced by personal beliefs and Chinese are
typically a collectivist culture, food is usually not an item of conspicuous consumption.
This source, which includes tables and graphs, could be used in our research to focus the
marketing of our client according to what the people in Beijing are interested in. China. Encyclopedia of the Nations. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from
This source is an encyclopedic article. It includes details on information such as China’s
topography, climate, migration, population, religions, languages, transportation,
government, economy, income, labor, fishing, industry, taxation, foreign investment,
health, and economic development. This source could be used in our research for many
reasons, especially when we need specific factual information about a particular topic.
Country profile: China, August 2006. Library of Congress- Federal Research Division, 1-42.
Retrieved October 28, 2009, from http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/China.pdf
This source is an encyclopedic article. It has detailed subtopics within major topics about
China such as historical background, geography, economy, transportation and
telecommunications, government and politics, and national security. This source could be
used in our research to compare the two cities on significant, characteristic topics that are
based on strictly factual information.
Data tool. The Economist Intelligence Unit. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from The EIU
This source is a publication of the EIU. It is a statistical reference that provides revealing
numbers for topics such as agriculture, average wages, consumer prices, domestic
demand, exports, GDP, government consumption, income, industrial production, industry,
labor, imports, direct investment, unemployment, terms of trade, and services. These
statistics date back to year 1997 and are forecasted up to 2013. This source could be used
in our research to provide statistics about many factors of China; and furthermore we will
be able to use statistical inferences to compare cities.
East and southeast Asia [Electronic version]. The World Factbook. Retrieved October 28, 2009,
This source is an internet article. It provides numerous facts about China from a reliable
source (The CIA) about useful topics such as geography, people, government, economy,
communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. It also provides
professional maps and photos. This source could be used in our research to include
reliable facts about China as well as maps and photos which would enhance our research. Ehrbar, T. (2009). Country commerce: China. The Economist Intelligence Unit, 3-114. Retrieved
October 28, 2009, from EIU database.
This source is a publication of EIU. It covers topics about commerce in China such as
business and economy, consumer protection, education, environment, energy, agriculture,
jobs, recreation, tourism, travel, and transportation. This source could be used in our
research to provide insight into factors of commerce that impact possible overseas
expansion of our client.
Ghosh, D. (2009). Country finance: China. The Economist Intelligence Unit, 3-114. Retrieved
October 28, 2009, from EIU database.
This source is a publication of EIU. It goes into great detail about broad topics including
market assessment, market watch, monetary system, currency, foreign-exchange
regulations, short term to long term financing, and trade financing and insurance. These
topics are important because they are so essential to business, especially considering
overseas expansion into China. Therefore, this source could be used in our research to
influence the decision about which city to expand to because the topics are so important. Jintao, H. (2008). China enhances national image on cultural front. Xinhua Economic News
Service. Retrieved October 28, 2009, from LexisNexis Academic database.
This source is a newswire article. It is about Chinese artist and writers who are improving
their works, expanding foreign exchanges, and creating more original cultural products
in order to make a statement within the world’s diversified culture. Also, China is
protecting the intellectual property rights of these artists. This source could be used in our
research because we are taking a look into the culture of China when making our decision
about which city to expand to, and this article provides insight into the culture.
Li, Z., Kong, S., & Van Der Hoek, P. (2008). The dual corporate income tax in china: The
impact of unification. Public Finance & Management, 8, 656-677.
This source is an article from a publication. It discusses the impact of the dual corporate
income tax system, both domestic and foreign. This tax system was implemented in
China in 2007 and was a big change from the old system which had a relatively low tax
rate and encouraged foreign direct investment in China. This source could be used in our
research because the current tax system is a big factor in deciding which city to expand
our client’s company to. Rujin, H. (2008). A study of Chinese-style management in the twenty-first century. Chinese
Economy, 41, 7-16.
This source is an article from a publication. It argues that the management style in China
in the twenty-first century is based on many years of history and culture. It describes the
type of philosophy (He-he) that is a basic guiding principle that guides businesses today.
By looking further into the style described in this source, our research would be impacted
because the management style in China is important when considering which city would
be more beneficial for our client to expand to. ...
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