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Property Rights in Common, from Communes to Town and Village Enterprises in Rural China

Malcolm Cone, Zhilong Tian, André Everett


The paper is an investigation of the emergence of town and village enterprises (TVE) in rural China. Part one investigates the antecedents of the TVE phenomenon, adopting the dual perspectives of macro economic policy (especially the household responsibility system) and the role of culture as explanatory paradigms. Part two is a case study of a successful TVE that shows the effects of economic policies and culture on a single organization in rural Hubei Province.


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