2018 CABE Research Projects/Publications

Doing Business in China Report

Authors and Contributors: Paul Kofman, Vaughn Barber, John Russel, Nick Coyle, Dean Rawlings John Brumby, Doug Ferguson, Kristin Silva, Ben He, Cheng Lei and Rowan Callick

November 2018

AustCham Beijing in collaboration with the Australia China Business Council, KPMG and the University of Melbourne, proudly launched the second edition of the Doing Business in China report on Tuesday November 6th at the Australia National Pavilion, China International Import Expo (CIIE).

Following an outline of the key findings from the report, Australian Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment provided an address to attendees regarding the bilateral trade and investment relationship. Minister Birmingham remarked that he was deeply encouraged by the strong optimism shown by Australian business. He highlighted that progress is something that is there in all of the statistics for all to see and further emphasised that the growth in trade, services, investment, flow of people, has been of enormous benefit to both China and Australia and more broadly across our region.

The report will serve as a useful reference for businesses, policymakers and communities alike to understand the opportunities and challenges that come with doing business in China, and make better informed decisions that will guide the evolution of the Australia-China relationship in a positive direction for our members.

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Do business groups in China and India penalize or reward high performing affiliates?

Helen Wei Hu, Lin Cui and Preet S Aulakh

Journal of International Business Studies, 2018

Business groups allocate resources internally to either reward its top performing affiliates or to subsidize weak ones, which is reflected in the performance persistence of affiliated firms. We find that resource allocation patterns diverge between business groups in China and India, as they operate in state capitalism systems where business and state interact differently. However, this divergence is less impactful once an affiliated firm internationalizes, as the home-based rules become less applicable to them.

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