Internationalization towards China
after its Accession to the WTO.

Are There Opportunities for European SMEs?

Mattias Grillet
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Scriptie voorgelegd aan de Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte,
voor het behalen van de graad van
Licentiaat in de
Sinologie .

Academiejaar: 2002-2003

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Promotor: Prof. Dr. Van Den Bulcke

 

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PREFACE

 

INTRODUCTION

    I.  GOAL

    II.  ABSTRACT

    III.  SOURCES

 

PART ONE: THEORIES ABOUT INTERNATIONALIZATION

    I.  INTRODUCTION

    II.  DEFINITIONS

    II.  THE MAIN TYPES OF FOREIGN PRODUCTION

    III.  INTERNATIONALIZATION: THE ECLECTIC PARADIGM (J. DUNNING)

    IV.  INTERNATIONALIZATION MODEL: THE UPPSALA SCHOOL

 

PART TWO: INTERNATIONALIZATION MODELS AND SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED  ENTERPRISES (SMES)

    I.  DEFINITIONS FOR SMES

    II.  CAN THE KNOWN INTERNATIONALIZATION THEORIES BE USED FOR INTERNATIONALIZING SMES?

    III.  THE INTERNATIONALIZING SME

 

PART THREE: INTERNATIONALIZATION THEORIES: APPLICABLE TOWARDS CHINA? - AN EMPIRICAL TEST

    I.  INTRODUCTION & METHOD

    II.  THE ENTERPRISES OBSERVED

    III.  PATTERNS OBSERVED:  A TEST OF THE INTERNATIONALIZATION THEORIES

 

PART FOUR:  SMES INTERNATIONALIZING TOWARDS CHINA SOME REMARKS

    I.  WHY INTERNATIONALIZE TOWARDS CHINA?

    II.  THE CHINESE MARKET: SOME SPECIFICATIONS FOR SMES

    III.  CHINA AND THE WTO

    IV.  SUPPORT DURING THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS

 

CONCLUSIONS

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

APPENDICES

 

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