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The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

A Trading with Hong Kong in a New Dimension

Isabella Chan.

The United Kingdom and Hong Kong are of major importance to each other as trading partners. However, many uncertainties are generated by increasing political and economic integration with China since the hand over of Hong Kong to China in July 1997 as well as the impact on trading conditions in Hong Kong of China's joining the World Trade Organisation. The strength that have always made Hong Kong so attractive for British companies are a business- friendly environment, low regulation, low taxation, the English language as the business language and common law- based legal system.
Hong Kong was reverted to Chinese rule on 1 July 1997. This paper reports on the impact of the new Hong Kong business climate, the experience of British companies in Hong Kong after 1997 and the effect of China's membership of WTO as well as the impact on Globalisation, Internationalisation and the organisational changes that are needed to adjust to this major change in the Business world.


Isabella Chan
Lecturer in Business
European Business Management School
University of Wales, Swansea

  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • WTO
  • Organisational changes
  • Globalisation
  • Internationalisation
  • Multinational Enterprises

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)