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Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets

China's Belt and Road Initiative

Changing the Rules of Globalization

Editors: Zhang, Wenxian, Alon, Ilan, Lattemann, Christoph (Eds.)

  • Examines the nature and motivations behind China’s expanding economic, aid and diplomatic activities in the South Pacific
  • Analyses how the Silk Road initiative could influence foreign policy orientations of Central Asian countries
  • Explores the global economic and geo-political implications of the BRI and explores the opportunities and challenges of BRI in the areas that will be mostly affected
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About this book

Since the introduction of the One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR), first proposed in late 2013, international scholars have begun to study this new policy and its implications in the global age. While OBOR provides new opportunities for China in terms of regional cooperation and global development, many also raise concerns about China’s intentions of using economic means to achieve strategic and foreign policy objectives. Hailing from the West and the East, the authors reflect on the wide-ranging impacts of OBOR on specific countries, regions, economic policies, and geopolitical considerations. Including both theoretical research and empirical studies that explore opportunities and challenges related to OBOR, this edited volume will allow readers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this ambitious undertaking and its long-term impact on the rest of the world.

About the authors

Wenxian Zhang is a member of Rollins College faculty, and a recipient of the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Service Award, as well as an Arthur Vining Davis Fellow. His recent books include China Visualized by Americans and The Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China.

Ilan Alon is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the University of Agder, Norway, and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and European Journal of International Management. Previously, he was visiting scholar at Georgetown University, Harvard University and both the University of International Business and Economics and JiaoTong University in China.  Ilan is the President of the Chinese Globalization Association and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 30 books including China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation

Christoph Lattemann is Professor of Business Administration and Information Management at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. He is the Director of the Jacobs Center for the Research on China and Globalization, Vice-Director of the Confucius Institute Bremen, and Vice President of the Chinese Globalization Association. Previously a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Stanford University, Christoph has published over 150 scientific publications and ten books. He is currently senior editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Reviews

“The One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR) is a state-led undertaking involving multiple countries and many organizations of various types with an unprecedented scale and different objectives covering political, economic, and social aspects. So far the business academic community has not paid sufficient attention to such a project that may exert great impacts on international business. Thus the effort by the editors and authors of this volume to examine OBOR with breadth and depth is much welcomed.” (Shaomin Li, Eminent Scholar and Professor of International Business, Old Dominion University, USA)

“This book provides comprehensive insights into the potential impacts of OBOR on the world economy from multiple cultural perspectives.” (Shuming Bao, Director of the China Data Center & Spatial Data Center, University of Michigan, USA)

“This is a well-crafted and timely book which provides essential multidisciplinary perspectives on the new Chinese paradigm in investing globally. The text offers unique multi-level, state-of-the-art analyses on the complex range of issues and consequences engendered by the deployment of the most extensive long-term global initiative,  impacting over sixty per cent of the world population. Organized through four lenses, the carefully selected materials constitute an essential research tool as well as a reference for policy-makers and students of China and the world economy.  It is one of the premier books currently on the market on this critical topic  by virtue of  its coverage depth,  notable quality of scholarship , well executed multidisciplinarity,  and insightful forecast.” (John R. Mcintyre,  Professor of Management and International Affairs,  Executive Director, GT CIBER National Center, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alon, Ilan (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • China and the Twenty-First-Century Silk Roads: A New Era of Global Economic Leadership?

    Schortgen, Francis

    Pages 17-33

  • The Global Strategic Environment of the BRI: Deep Interdependence and Structural Power

    Lairson, Thomas D.

    Pages 35-53

  • One Belt, One Road, One World: Where is US Business Connectivity?

    Yang, Xiaohua (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

  • Free Trade Agreements as BRI’s Stepping-Stone to Multilateralism: Is the Sino–Swiss FTA the Gold Standard?

    Casas i Klett, Tomas (et al.)

    Pages 75-93

Buy this book

eBook £98.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75435-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £123.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75434-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China's Belt and Road Initiative
Book Subtitle
Changing the Rules of Globalization
Editors
  • Wenxian Zhang
  • Ilan Alon
  • Christoph Lattemann
Series Title
Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75435-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75435-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75434-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics