Publication Date

January 1999

Publication Details

Harvie, C, China's township and village enterprises and their evolving business alliances and organisational change, Working Paper 99-6, Department of Economics, University of Wollongong, 1999.


The economic literature suggests that the success of China’s TVEs has arisen due to special circumstances. This paper argues, to the contrary, that they are likely to remain a significant feature of the Chinese economy, albeit in new organisational and ownership forms, for some time. Their evolving strategic business alliances, including that with science based research institutions, it is argued, will make this possible.