Chinese companies have acquired or attempted to acquire famous companies such as IBM, Unocal recently, and Maytag in Western markets, increasing strong interest and sometimes resistance. What are the motivations behind these investments abroad? Chinese enterprises will become dominant global player? Make sense of what types of foreign investment and which modes of foreign entry should they use? What are the obstacles they face?

Chinese companies have acquired or attempted to acquire famous companies such as IBM, Unocal recently, and Maytag in Western markets, increasing strong interest and sometimes resistance. What are the motivations behind these investments abroad? Chinese enterprises will become dominant global player? Make sense of what types of foreign investment and which modes of foreign entry should they use? What are the obstacles they face?
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Michael J. Enright,
Arnaud Vagner
Source: University of Hong Kong
19 pages.
Release Date: 2 November 2005. Prod #: HKU434-PDF-ENG
China goes global: the new taste of Chinese Companies for Foreign Assets HBR case solution

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