2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Performance, Socioeconomic Structure, and Reasons for Success of Township and Village Enterprises in China's Jiangsu Province, and a Case Study of Huaxi Village
Kun Zhang
Dr. Xiaofen Chen, Faculty Mentor

Township and Village Enterprise (TVE) refers to the kind of enterprise owned by the local rural community, where it is also usually located. In the past three to four decades, TVEs have played an important yet changing role in the special and rapidly altering Chinese market. In today's China, some TVEs outcompete many private enterprises as well as State Owned Enterprises. This research is aimed at evaluating the performance, finding out the specific socioeconomic structures, and analyzing the reasons for the success of TVEs in Chinas Jiangsu Province, and especially the most successful of all - Huaxi Village. Data on the performance of TVEs in Jiangsu is analyzed and compared with the aggregate data of the province, and the data of Huaxi village is also analyzed. The socioeconomic structures of Huaxi are found out by interviews conducted in the village. Lastly, seven reasons are drawn from the success of Huaxi.

Keywords: Township and Village Enterprise, China, Economic Performance, Socioeconomic Structure, Reasons for Success, Huaxi Village

Asian Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 54-5
Location: MG 2090
Time: 3:45

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