Companies in China, including the branches of international companies, which want to expand across provincial borders, may encounter licensing barriers to market entry that have been erected by local authorities. A significant incentive for local officials to make more stringent licensing requirements for inter-provincial establishment seems that they want to seek promotion. This thesis studies how to facilitate inter-provincial establishment from an institutional perspective. Without strong administrative capacities and independent courts, national legislators should precisely and clearly prescribe which authorities are empowered to control inter-provincial establishment, and under what conditions.
|Qualification||Master of Philosophy|
|Award date||30 Jun 2016|
|Place of Publication||Antwerp|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- expanding (international) companies
- licensing barriers