The Chinese Steel Industry
Government Policy and Competitiveness Build-Up
By Pei Sun
To Be Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge – 256 pages
With China being the world’s largest producer and consumer of the steel industry, this book charts its development in the industry since the late 1980s.
Providing a systematic examination of this development, the book explores:
Focusing in particular on the implications of government–business interaction for industrial policy enforcement, this book provides a powerful institutional explanation for both the failures and achievements of the Chinese state in constructing an internationally competitive industrial sector and transforming national champions into global ones. This is an important and valuable resource for those interested in the steel industry, China’s industrial policies and comparative political economy.
1. Introduction 2. Dancing with Bureaucrats: Theories of the Firm and the State in Corporate Governance and Industrial Policy 3. Governing ‘China Inc.’: Fragmentation and Coordination in State Asset Administration and Industrial Policy Enforcement 4. Reshaping the Global Steelmaking Map: International Experience of Steel Industry Restructuring 5. Restructuring the Chinese Steel Industry: Governance Fragmentation, Policy Efficacy, and Industry Competitiveness 6. Constructing China’s National Champions: The Case of Shanghai Baosteel Group 7. Conclusion
Pei Sun is Lecturer in Industrial and Managerial Economics at Nottingham University Business School.