China: World's Workshop or World's Largest Market?

Published 06 Jan 2004
Reference 4267
Region Asia
Length 22 page(s)
Prizes & Awards

Winner of 1997 European Case Awards, Accounting Control and Business Environment Category

Runner up for 1996 European Case Awards in Accounting Control and Business Environment


The case falls within the author's series on regime change. The main question discussed is whether economic growth is a stimulus to regime stability or breakdown.

Teaching objectives

The aim is to use a method in analysing political and market developments in China. The method is repeatable in other situations e.g. in the cases on Hungary and Poland, but these obviously yield different results. These results and the processes revealed during discussion, allow for comparisons.