Courting China Inc: Expectations, pitfalls and success factors of Sino-foreign business partnerships in China is a report commissioned by PwC and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit. 300 senior executives from nine geographies and 19 industries were surveyed on issues related to the formation and operation of joint ventures and strategic alliances in China. A series of in-depth interviews with senior executives and experts were also conducted.
Despite China’s slowing economy, recent scrutiny of foreign companies, and rising labour costs, forming business partnerships through joint ventures remains an attractive way to do business in China. However, establishing and operating a successful business partnership is not getting easier, and the ability to anticipate, prevent and resolve challenges associated with partnerships is more important than ever.