Examines the experience of Polaroid of Shanghai Ltd. (PSL), a joint venture between the U.S. and the Polaroid Corp. Shanghai Motion Picture Industry Co., as part of China’s foreign investment climate. Discusses the development of foreign investment in China, the so-called treaty ports in the mid-nineteenth century to the creation of Special Economic Zones in the second half of the twentieth century. A large section of the current investment regime details of the transaction a … Read more »

Examines the experience of Polaroid of Shanghai Ltd. (PSL), a joint venture between the U.S. and the Polaroid Corp. Shanghai Motion Picture Industry Co., as part of China’s foreign investment climate. Discusses the development of foreign investment in China, the so-called treaty ports in the mid-nineteenth century to the creation of Special Economic Zones in the second half of the twentieth century. A large section of the current investment regime details of the transaction and approval processes, management and labor relations, the foreign exchange system, and the macroeconomic environment.
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Debora L. Spar
Source: Harvard Business School
26 pages.
Release Date: 31, January 1994. Prod #: 794089-PDF-ENG
China (B): Polaroid of Shanghai Ltd. HBR case solution