Volvo Geely

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SAVONIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Savonia Business China’s Foreign Investment Analysis Case Study of Geely Acquired Volvo Zhang Huihui Business Administration Bachelor’s Thesis Degree Programme International Business April 2012 SAVONIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES SAVONIA BUSINESS Degree Programme, option Degree Programme in International Business Author(s) Zhang Huihui Title of study China’s Foreign Direct Investment Analysis Case Study of Geely’s acquisition of Volvo Car Type of project Date Pages Thesis 10 April 2012 42 + 3 Supervisor(s) of study Executive organization Abdelazim Hannoura , Anneli Juutilainen Abstract The objective of this research was to analyze the…show more content…
25 4.1 Case Introduction ..................................................................................... 25 4.2 Environment Scanning ............................................................................. 27 4.3 Performance Assessment .......................................................................... 36 5 DISCUSSION ...................................................................................................... 40 REFERENCES ........................................................................................................ 43 5 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Research Background According to the statistics released by Chinese National Development and Reform Commission, from 2002 to 2008, China’s annual business volume of foreign investment increased from 2.7 billion USD to $56 billion USD and the average annual growth rate was 66%. To the end of 2008, the foreign investment stock o f Chinese enterprises reached 184 billion USD and the total overseas assets was over 1 trillion USD. (SDPC statistic 2010) The amount of foreign investment by merger and acquisition achieved 30.2 billion USD with an increase o f approximately 380% over the previous year which account for 540% of the total foreign investment in that year. From 2003 to 2009, Chinese enterprises closed 437 overseas acquisition deals amount to 116.8 billion USD in total. (SDPC
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