The Chinese business community at a crossroads between crisis response and China’s assertive global strategy : the case of Portugal
Title: The Chinese business community at a crossroads between crisis response and China’s assertive global strategy : the case of Portugal
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; MPC Research Report; 2014/02
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
This paper assesses the transformation of the Chinese business community in Portugal in result of the interaction between China’s ‘Go Global’ policy and the impact of the 2008/2009 global crisis. It analyses the small-business community’s coping strategies; the impact of recent large-scale Chinese direct investments; and changes to Portuguese immigration laws. It concludes that the small-business community adopted pro-active coping strategies and re-assessed its insertion patterns in the local and global economy. Within the large-scale business segment, a dualistic community structure emerged. The community became more heterogeneous and complex, less cohesive, and more internationalised beyond the single European market.
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