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Architectural Design Market in China: A Strategic Reference, 2006 - Product Image

Architectural Design Market in China: A Strategic Reference, 2006

  • Published: July 2007
  • Region: China
  • 240 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate China

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating China is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to architectural design market are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate China 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in China 3
2 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN MARKET IN CHINA 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand and Accessibility 5
2.3 Accessibility: Key Factors 6
2.3.1 Import Climate 6
2.3.2 Third Party Competition 7
2.3.3 Potential Regions and Cities for Architecture Firms 8
2.3.4 Major Trade Shows 9
2.4 Key Contacts 10
2.4.1 Chinese Contacts 10
2.4.2 Key Contacts of U.S. Commercial Offices in China 10
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES 12
3.1 Overview 12
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in China 13
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in China 16
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 16
3.2 Financial Returns in China: Asset Structure Ratios 17
3.2.1 Overview 17
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 17
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 20
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 21
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 24
3.3 Financial Returns in China: Liability Structure Ratios 39
3.3.1 Overview 39
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 39
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 41
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 42
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 45
3.4 Financial Returns in China: Income Structure Ratios 58
3.4.1 Overview 58
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 58
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 60
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 61
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 64
3.5 Financial Returns in China: Profitability Ratios 79
3.5.1 Overview 79
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 79
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 81
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 82
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 85
3.6 Productivity in China: Asset-Labor Ratios 100
3.6.1 Overview 100
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 101
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 102
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 105
3.7 Productivity in China: Liability-Labor Ratios 120
3.7.1 Overview 120
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 121
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 122
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 125
3.8 Productivity in China: Income-Labor Ratios 138
3.8.1 Overview 138
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 139
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 140
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 143
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN CHINA 158
4.1 Executive Summary 158
4.1.1 Government Intervention Risks 158
4.1.2 Infrastructure Investment 159
4.2 Political Risks 159
4.3 Marketing Strategies 160
4.3.1 Distribution Channel Options 160
4.3.2 Establishing a Presence in China 162
4.3.3 Selling Strategies 163
4.3.4 Advertising and Trade Promotion 164
4.3.5 Pricing Issues 165
4.3.6 Selling to the Government 166
4.3.7 Intellectual Property Risks 166
4.3.8 Local Professional Services 171
4.3.9 Performing Due Diligence 172
4.4 Import and Export Regulation Risks 172
4.4.1 Import Tariffs and Customs Regulations 173
4.4.2 Trade Barrier Risks 174
4.4.3 Import Documentation Requirements 177
4.4.4 Controls on Exports 178
4.4.5 Export Controls 179
4.4.6 Inspection Standards 180
4.4.7 Labeling Issues 182
4.4.8 Additional Trade Issues 182
4.4.9 Restrictions on Imports 183
4.4.10 Customs Contact Information 184
4.5 Investment Climate 184
4.5.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 184
4.5.2 Laws Affecting Foreign Enterprise Establishment 187
4.5.3 Other Laws Relating to Investment 189
4.5.4 Conversion and Transfer Policies 191
4.5.5 Expropriation and Compensation 191
4.5.6 Dispute Settlement 191
4.5.7 Performance Requirements and Incentives 193
4.5.8 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 194
4.5.9 Transparency of the Regulatory System 195
4.5.10 Capital Market Risks 196
4.5.11 Political Violence 197
4.5.12 Corruption 197
4.5.13 Bilateral Investment Agreements 198
4.5.14 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 198
4.5.15 Labor 198
4.5.16 Free Trade Zone Options 200
4.6 Trade and Project Financing 200
4.6.1 Banking System 200
4.6.2 Foreign Exchange Control Risks 202
4.6.3 Financing Exports 203
4.6.4 Terms of Payment 205
4.6.5 Insurance 206
4.6.6 Financing Projects 206
4.6.7 Commercial Bank Contacts 206
4.7 Travel Risks 211
4.7.1 Planning and Logistics 212
4.7.2 Temporary Entry of Materials and Personal Belongings 213
4.7.3 Country Data 214
4.7.4 Major U.S. Investors in China 215
4.8 Key Contacts 216
4.8.1 State Commissions 216
4.8.2 Chinese Ministries 216
4.8.3 Associations and Corporations 225
4.8.4 American Chamber of Commerce 227
4.8.5 U.S. Embassy Contacts 228
4.8.6 Contacts in Washington D.C. 230
4.8.7 U.S.-Based Multipliers 231
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 232
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 232
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 233

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