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China , Foreign Direct Investment and Economic and Technological Development Zones : Issues to Consider

International Journal of Applied International Business (ISSN: 1743-2111) Volume 1 Issue 1

Rob McEllister: School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology

Pamela Jackson: School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology

David Pickernell: Business School , University of Glamorgan

Abstract

Chinese economic policy makers over the last twenty years have deliberately used the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into concentrated geographical locations, now known as Economic and Technological Development Zones (ETDZs), as a major element in economic development. This paper examines two industrial parks around Suzhou , near Shanghai , particularly in terms of the role of the ETDZs in assisting FDI, as well as how FDI is affecting economic development.

Keywords: China , Economic Development, Industrial Parks, FDI, core-periphery

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