Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism

Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism by Robert W. Koepp

02 / 07 / 2012
161 x 235 x 23mm

A timely and controversial discussion of the way that China's emerging business financing structures are outperforming those in the West

The phrase "Made in China" is ubiquitous, and China's status as a consumer of everything from natural resources to advanced technology is well established, but how did it get there? Looking at the financial drivers of the country's phenomenal growth, in particular, the high-risk venture capital and private equity finance currently feeding the entrepreneurship and innovation that is positioning China at the forefront of tomorrow's industries, Betting On China sheds much needed light on the poorly understood, often disregarded subject of how China became a global power.

One of the hottest topics in global finance, China's meteoric rise from producer to consumer presents a fascinating opportunity for reexamining Western business financing models. The book looks at how the Chinese approach to financing new enterprises is changing the shape of development, not only in the world's fastest growing economy, but around the world. Written by a leading business and finance consultant based in Beijing, Betting On China explores these and other crucial questions, providing compelling, often provocative answers.

* Presents a timely, often controversial discussion of the ways China's emerging financing models are outperforming the West and what this means for the future
* Focuses on three types of related forms of high-risk equity finance currently in play in China: angel investment, venture capital, and private equity
* Features many real-world case studies from which the author draws powerful lessons for business leaders, institutional investors, and venture capitalists

A fascinating insight into an overlooked aspect of today's global industrial landscape, Betting On China is essential reading for private equity and finance professionals, policy makers, MBA students, people doing business in China, and anyone curious about the China's place in—and impact on—the global economy today and in the years to come.

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