Chinese International Investments


Edited By

Ilan Alon, Rollins College, United States

Marc  Fetscherin, Rollins College, United States

Philippe  Gugler, University of Fribourg, Switzerland



Ilan Alon, Marc Fetscherin, and Philippe Gugler


Part 1: Macro-Environmental Determinants of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

1: An Institutional Perspective and the Role of the State for Chinese OFDI

Bing Ren, Hao Liang, and Ying Zheng


2: Home Country Macroeconomic Determinants of Chinese OFDI

William Wei, Ilan Alon, and Liqiang Ni


3: The Role of Country of Origin and Chinese OFDI

Paz Estrella Tolentino


4: Chinese SWFs: At the Crossroad between the Visible and the Invisible Hand

Michael Keller and Laura Vanoli


Part 2: Micro-Environmental Determinants of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

5: Motives and Patterns of Reverse FDI by Chinese Manufacturing Firms

Xiaobo Wu, Wanling Ding, and Yongjiang Shi


6: A Two-way Causal Link between Internationalization and CEO Equity Ownership in Chinese Firms

Xiaohui Liu and Jiangyong Lu


7: Effects of Absorptive Capacity on International Acquisitions of Chinese Firms

Ping Deng


Part 3: Chinese FDI in Europe and North America

8: Push and Pull Factors for Chinese OFDI in Europe

Yun Schüler-Zhou, Margot Schüller, and Magnus Brod


9: The Rise of Chinese OFDI in Europe

Jan Knoerich


10: Chinese M&A in Germany

Yipeng Liu and Michael Woywode


11: Chinese Migration in Europe

Anja Fladrich


12: Chinese State-Controlled Funds and Entities in Canada

Xiaohua Lin and Qianyu Chen


Part 4: Chinese FDI in Africa

13: Chinese OFDI in Africa: Trends, Prospects and Threats

Gayle Allard


14: Chinese OFDI in Sub-Saharan Africa

Raphael Kaplinsky and Mike Morris


Part 5:  Cases of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

15: The Case of Florida Splendid China

Wenxian Zhang


16: Benelli and QJ Compete in the International Motorbike Arena

Francesca Spigarelli, William Wei, and Ilan Alon


17: Geely’s Internationalization and Volvo’s Acquisition

Marc Fetscherin


Final Reflections

Ilan Alon, Marc Fetscherin, and Philippe Gugler




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