China's outward mergers and acquisitions in the 21st century: motivations, progress and the role of the Chinese government

Hui Tan, Qi Ai

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Abstract

The increasing number of cases of developing country multinational enterprises (MNEs) buying assets from developed countries through merger and acquisition (M&A) calls for more systematic evidences on this area. As a typical and representative developing country, China has already drawn the world's attention with several high-profile cross-border M&As in recent years. By examining the recent evidences of Chinese outward M&A, this chapter reviews the main motivations of outward M&A among state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and non-SOEs, and presents an overall picture of China's outward M&A in the last decade. In doing so, this chapter intends to explore the crucial role played by the Chinese government in orchestrating its internationalization activities and the long-term implications on the competitiveness of Chinese firms in the global marketplace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mergers and Acquisitions
PublisherEmerald
Pages25-50
Number of pages26
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in Mergers and Acquisitions
PublisherEmerald Publishing

Keywords

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • China
  • motivations
  • government

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    Tan, H., & Ai, Q. (2010). China's outward mergers and acquisitions in the 21st century: motivations, progress and the role of the Chinese government. In Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions (Vol. 9, pp. 25-50). (Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions). Emerald.