Date(s) - 07/03/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Nis Grünberg’s Ph.D. studies focus on state-owned enterprises (SOEs), showing how many of the Chinese “National Champions” fulfill multiple roles in the Chinese political economy. Using the case of CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation, No. 3 on Forbes global 500), he illustrates how SOEs are both for-profit companies meant to expand, as well as important vehicles for the Party-state at local levels for solving socioeconomic problems.
Laying out these dual objectives of being a business on the one hand, and as state-building organization on the other, the talk will shed light on long-standing questions such as, how are SOEs, the Party, and the state integrated across the national and local level? How much can we expect market forces, SOE reform, and profitability to define China’s strategic sectors? Will China keep strong SOE monopolies in strategic sectors, or open up for foreign competition?
Nis Grünberg argues that if we want to understand China’s economy, China as market, and globally expanding Chinese MNCs, we need to understand how SOEs operate economically and politically, and what state-ownership entails for them as businesses.
After the presentation and Q&A there will be networking and drinks.
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We look forward to seeing you.