Book: China Branch Office-Accelerating Business Expansion Throughout Mainland China

Organizations seeking expansion for their operations in China have a number of options to facilitate business development. Both domestic and foreign invested companies consider branch offices to be a popular investment vehicle for fast expansion in China due to their comparable low incorporation requirements including no capital requirements and easy maintenance, but allow for a formal representation. The information in this publication is not exhaustive, but aims to provide entrepreneurs with an in-depth understanding of the purposes China based branch offices serve and the advantages and limitations of the different types of branch offices and set-up of administrative organizations.

Research: Foreign Direct Investment Into China: Determinants Of The Strategic Decision-Making Process

The historically high Foreign Direct Investment inflows into China has been one of the principal drivers of economic growth, developing China into the world’s second largest economy by nominal Gross Domestic Product (Chung & Bruton, 2008; Worldbank, 2017). The Chinese business context, which is considered challenging by investing European companies, is undergoing structural reform, complicating the determination to perform FDI (EKN, 2016; EU CoC, 2016). The contemplated research examines the above through an analysis of the seminal literature from Strategic Decision-Making Theory, Market Entry Theory and Foreign Direct Investment Theory. An attempt to construct a new conceptual model or framework that better integrates theory with praxis is the ultimate goal of the research. In particular, the research will examine the impact of determinants of the strategic decision-making process on market entry by Dutch companies through a triangulation research approach including: a literature review, content analysis of government policy and interviewing of selected individuals from Dutch companies’, (semi-)government, China-based Chambers of Commerce.