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Palgrave Macmillan

Chinese Investment in Australia

Unique Insights from the Mining Industry

ISBN 9780230314153
Publication Date August 2011
Formats Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Australia is renowned for its abundance of natural resources and is one of the largest recipients of Chinese direct investment. State- and privately-owned Chinese firms have invested heavily in the Australian minerals industry to secure a supply for their domestic production. In this book, the authors provide a comprehensive review of how Chinese firms have successfully invested in the Australian mineral industry based on their extensive research and consulting experiences. They provide unique insights into the entry processes used by Chinese investors, factors contributing to their successes, lessons they have learnt, and the challenges they have encountered in managing their investment. Moreover, the book also elaborates on how the political, economic and competitive forces in both countries influence Chinese investments in Australia. It is an informative tool for domestic and international policy makers, business professionals, academic and informed readers with interests on how China's resource requirements are impacting the Australian political and commercial landscape.

XUELI HUANG is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Australia. He was the Founding Director of the China-Australia Business Research Centre at Edith Cowan University between 2007- 2010. His research focuses on strategic management, innovation management, and Chinese investment in Australia. He has published over forty referred academic papers and articles in leading international journals, including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Advertising Research, and R&D Management. He has provided consulting services and training programmes to many Australian and Chinese firms.

IAN AUSTIN is an Australian Researcher on American and East Asian Political Economy and he is currently working at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. He is the author of Common Foundations of American and East Asian Modernisation: from Alexander Hamilton to Junichero Koizumi, Goh Keng Swee and Southeast Asian Governance, Changing Faces of ASEAN and Pragmatism and Public Policy in East Asia: Origins, Adaptations and Developments. Prior to joining academia Austin worked in logistics in Australia and Singapore, for the National Library Board of Singapore in research and project management, and for Australian state and federal politicians in the areas of public policy and elections.

Introduction
An Overview of China's Investment in the Australian Mineral Industry: Theoretical Perspective and Investment Characteristics
Australian Regulatory Framework on FDI and its Application to Chinese Investment
The Impact on Australian Political Economy from Chinese Investment into Australia's Mining Industry
The Investment Process and After-Transaction Integration and Management
Why the Proposed Chinalco Investment in Rio Tinto Failed
Chinese Investment in the Australian Minerals Industry: Concluding Comments, Organisational Challenges and Policy Implications

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