This project seeks to understand how senior management of both domestic and foreign corporations in China perceive the law, state law enforcement, social pressures, as well as market forces. It analyzes how these perceptions affect decision making about compliance with the law within their enterprises. Through in-depth interviews with senior management, the researcher will be capable of collecting unique data to answer these questions. This project will yield significant research findings that allow for a first critical testing of the core assumptions of enforcement and compliance theory in an emerging market context like China.
This is a PhD research project which is conducted by Ms. Xu Ting in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).
This project is funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and falls under NCLC Lines of Research no. 3, 4 and 6.