The transformation of the Chinese business community in Portugal in the context of crisis and of China’s “go global”

Annette Bongardt, Miguel Santos Neves

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Abstract

This chapter assesses the transformation of the Chinese business community in Portugal as a result of the interaction between China’s “go global” policy and the impact of the 2008/2009 global crisis. It analyses the small business community’s coping strategies, the impact of recent Chinese large direct investments and changes to Portuguese immigration laws. It concludes that the small business community adopted pro-active coping strategies and reassessed its insertion patterns in the local and global economy. With the large-scale business segment, a dualistic community structure emerged. The community became more heterogeneous and complex, less cohesive and more internationalised beyond the single European market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Migration and Economic Relations with Europe
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Pages82-115
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781317592419
ISBN (Print)9781138819405
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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