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Original Working Papers from the Asia Pacific Center

China's 1,000 Industrial Enterprise Energy Conservation Program

Preliminary Findings Using a sample from the Pilot Initiative

APC Working Paper, March 4, 2011

Karen Fisher-Vanden, Penn State University

Gary H. Jefferson & Le Tang, Brandeis International Business School

R&D and Technology Purchase of Industrial Firms in the PRC

APC Working Paper, Asian Development Bank, August, 2010

Jing Ren, ABD Internship Program, Summer 2010

Yi Jiang, Niny Khor & Juzhong Zhuang, Supervisors

The Evolution and Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes (ERR) in Nepal

By Satyam Panday, Brandeis International Business School

Satyam's proposal will study the effects of current and alternative ERRs on various sectors of the Nepalese economy. The study will particularly make use of the computational general equilibrium (CGE) method to identify whether the exchange rate change, especially in the form of the currency devaluation, is the best solution to solve the problems of chronic trade and current account imbalances. The study is expected to be a part of Satyam’s PhD dissertation.

Human Capital Bricolage & Knowledge Recombination in Indian Technology ventures

By Preeta Banerjee, Brandeis International Business School

Preeta's research aims to understand and articulate the growth of entrepreneurship, especially in technology, biotechnology, IT and environmental science. This growth is subject to resources and constraints that might differ in different socio-cognitive environments.  The results of this line of inquiry would answer fundamental questions about technology-based entrepreneurial firms: How do entrepreneurs assemble resources, particularly when resources are scare? How do intellectual property rights facilitate entrepreneurial activity?

Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights in China

By Jing Ren, Brandeis International Business School

My field of interest for my dissertation research encompasses the subject of technology transfer and intellectual property rights in China.  I currently conduct and analyze a survey that concerns the R&D programs of both Chinese and foreign-owned firms in China and their strategies for securing their intellectual property. The objective of this research is to conduct additional annual surveys annually to provide a continuously growing sample, that over time, will also offer a time series perspective on changes in the R&D design and IPR strategy of Chinese and foreign firms operating in China.  I have formatted the data into a pooled sample that integrates the 2009 and 2010 data.

China’s Top 1,000 Enterprise Energy Conservation Program

By Sarah Tang Le

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the extent to which Chinese pilot firms had met their conservation targets, and then, to investigate the means through which they achieved these targets.

Privatization of State-owned Enterprises: Theory and Evidence from China

By Miao Ouyang, Brandeis International Business School

This project will examine how trade and other aspects of China’s access to the international economy, including flows of foreign investment and technology, affect the behavior of Chinese firms.  The research project will result in a working paper that will be submitted for referee review and publication.

The Impact of China’s Food Safety Crisis on Product Sales

By Xin Wang, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Brandeis International Business School

Wang's research was the first empirical study to systematically examine product sales in the context of a safety crisis. It shed light on how established global brands fare in a product safety crisis.  The project also extends the current literature on product harm through an evaluation of the pricing policy based on consumer transaction-level data. This study offers critical insights to multinational firms, focusing on the critical role of product safety in sales and strategic guidelines on how to manage across different product categories in a product safety crisis.

Energy Conservation in China’s Industrial Enterprises

By Le Tang, Brandeis International Business School

Tang, in collaboration with Professor Jefferson proposed a study of  China’s National Bureau of Statistics to evaluate a major policy initiative of the Chinese government: the “Top 1,000 Enterprise Energy Conservation Program.”  This is a pilot project that involves the Chinese government’s promulgation of energy intensity targets for China’s largest energy-using industrial enterprises. Tang’s research also investigates spillovers of FDI, R&D, and other innovation resources on energy consumption in China’s industrial sector.

Chinese Firm-Level Data for Research and Dissertation Support

By Gary H. Jefferson, Brandeis International Business School

Jefferson's proposal, based on LME data collected by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, relates to enterprise restructuring, R&D, FDI, and energy. The data supports a wide range of research activities including tools and metrics to help develop a new approach to analyze the impact of China’s massive foreign direct investment inflows on sectoral productivity levels.