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Local Governments as Industrial Firms: An Organizational Analysis of China's Transitional Economy
  • A. Walder
  • Economics
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 September 1995
Despite widespread skepticism about government ownership in transitional economies, China's rapid industrial growth has been led by public enterprises. Kornai's theory of soft budbet constraints,Expand
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Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry
Based on official Chinese sources as well as intensive interviews with Hong Kong residents formerly employed in mainland factories, Andrew Walder's neo-traditional image of communist society in ChinaExpand
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Elite Opportunity in Transitional Economies
Command economies gave Communist-era elites administrative control and material privilege but severely restricted money income and private wealth. Markets and privatization have injected new valueExpand
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Career Mobility and the Communist Political Order
Les partis communistes ont eu tendance a offrir des possibilites de carriere a leurs membres les plus loyaux et cela dans le but de garantir le conformisme et la discipline. L'A. note que l'on n'aExpand
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China's Transitional Economy: Interpreting its Significance
China's post-Mao economic reforms have generated rapid and sustained economic growth, unprecedented rises in real income and living standards, and have transformed what was once one of the world'sExpand
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PROPERTY RIGHTS AND STRATIFICATION IN SOCIALIST REDISTRIBUTIVE ECONOMIES
In socialist economies, work organizations differ widely in the compensation they provide employees, despite the absence of key product and labor market processes thought to ex- plain suchExpand
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The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China.
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MARKETS AND INCOME INEQUALITY IN RURAL CHINA: POLITICAL ADVANTAGE IN AN EXPANDING ECONOMY
When market reform generates rapid growth in an agrarian subsistence economy, changes in inequality may be due to economic growth and structural change rather than to the intrinsic features ofExpand
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From Control to Ownership: China's Managerial Revolution
  • A. Walder
  • Economics
  • Management and Organization Review
  • 1 March 2011
Over the past decade, the ownership and control of China's corporate sector has finally begun to depart fundamentally from patterns typical in the socialist past. Students of corporate governanceExpand
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The Cultural Revolution in the Countryside: Scope, Timing and Human Impact
Information extracted from 1,520 county annals published after 1987 is used to estimate the timing and impact of the Cultural Revolution in rural China. Outside observers initially concluded that theExpand
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