Challenges and opportunities for Australian automotive and processed food industries in China

Ren, Zegang (2000) Challenges and opportunities for Australian automotive and processed food industries in China. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


This research aims to investigate the changes in economic relations between Australia and China from the perspective of how the FDI and MNE activities in China have produced opportunities and challenges to the Australian manufacturing industries. Basically, this research confines its aims to following aspects: 1. Introducing basic strategies employed by the Chinese government for economic reforms. Analyzing how these strategies have been implemented and what are the consequences in terms of the scale and quality of FDI in China and the development of the Chinese automotive and food processing industries. Examining how such developments have generated opportunities and challenges to Australian automotive and food processing industries. 2. By collecting and analyzing first hand data and secondary information about the performance of the Australian automotive and food processing companies in China, this research attempts to identify and assess the factors that have contributed to the success or failure of Australian companies in China. Based on the findings, suggestions to the Australian government and industries are made on the adjustments needed to expand the market share of the two Australian industries in China, and on the necessary preparations needed to meet the challenges and opportunities generated from the development of globalization. 3. Theoretically this research aims to deliver new empirical evidences for enriching concepts about how FDI and MNE activities have affected the economic development between two FDI recipient nations of different development stages, namely, Australia and China.

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Thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Keywords Automobile industry and trade, Australia, China, Food industry and trade
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