This book offers an in-depth analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility, gathering contributions by authors from various countries, cultures and political systems. It provides readers with a better understanding of the concept and its implementation in China by pursuing an international approach. The respective contributions examine Corporate Social Responsibility in terms of its close ties to ecology, corporate sustainability and the future of specific industries. The book is the product of two international meetings, the "Ecological Education and Sustainable Development Forum" in Chengdu, China, and the "CSR & Business Sustainability Development Forum" in Shenzen, China.
Retail is the essential link between production and consumption, and the dynamics of a nation's economy cannot be fully understood without a good understanding of its retail sector. Yet few Chinese scholars have published in English on the reform and transformation of China's retail sector. This volume uses the approach of the new retail geography developed by Wrigley, Lowe, and others, to provide a comprehensive assessment of the changes in consumption patterns brought about by extensive economic reform, the current size of the Chinese consumer market, and, more importantly, regional variations within the vast country. This assessment of "demand" establishes the fundamental context for a subsequent examination of the changes in "supply," outlining the transformation of China's retail economy in the last three decades, including the entry and expansion of foreign retailers, the development of indigenous retail chains as a national strategy to modernize China's retail industry, changing retailer-supplier relations, and the resultant structural changes in the retail sector. Finally, the volume analyzes the changes in the regulatory system and corresponding policy initiatives, showing how the geostrategies of the major retail corporations are largely dictated by the state spatial strategies of the Chinese government. This volume will be of interest not only to scholars, but also international retailers and commercial real estate developers considering business and investment opportunities in China.
This book, based on in-depth field research at the local level, assesses the different factors that are contributing to the transition to a market economy and the growth of networks in rural China. It analyses the different socio-economic actors - peasant households, out-migrants, family businesses and peasant entrepreneurs, uses the key concept of markets as a nexus of social networks, and identifies three different kinds of 'social capital' - human capital, political capital/status, and network capital.
This book explores some of the secrets used by many successful home based entrepreneurs to launch and start a business from the comfort of their homes. Some of these secrets have helped the rich get richer and their businesses continue to record profit after profit, year after year. If you are tired of working long endless shifts, worried about been retrenched, your retirement, 9-5 work routines and the hassle of travelling to and from work, then the good news is this book can help you explore the opportunities that you can explore and break free from the hassles of work and enjoy your time with your family. There are many opportunities that can allow you to be your own BOSS, and these will make money be on the way to you. Let this book be your simple guide to start enjoying your time and learn some of the secrets used by the rich and wealthy people.
Most of the existing literature on health system reform in China deals with only one part of the reform process (for example, financing reform in rural areas, or the new system of purchasing pharmaceuticals), or consists of empirical case studies from particular cities or regions. This book gives a broad overview of the process of health system reform in China. It draws extensively both on the western literature in health economics and on the experience of health care reform in a number of other countries, including the US, UK, Holland, and Japan, and compares China's approach to health care reform with other countries. It also places the process of health system reform in the context of re-orienting China's economic policy to place greater emphasis on equity and income distribution, and analyzes the interaction of the central and local governments in designing and implementing the reforms. This book will be of interest to policy makers, academics, students of health economics, health policy, and health administration, and people who are interested in Chinese social policy.
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