China’s economic growth over the past 30 years has been extraordinary. The benefits are manifest – from helping more than a half billion people transcend poverty to transforming China into a strongly urbanized society. However, if recent slower growth continues, the local and global implications could be significant. To better understand the challenges and opportunities before China, we surveyed 1,150 Chinese executives, who revealed a renewed vision for the Chinese economy. We establish specific actions for Chinese executives based on their particular roles in executing a transformation to help secure China’s economic future.


Study highlights

80% of Chinese executives want Chinese business to assume a leading role in new ecosystems.

78% of Chinese executives believe more aggressive deployment of new technologies will help transform the economy.

77% of Chinese executives look to encourage more entrepreneurship in the economy.

About the authors

Steven Davidson

Steven Davidson
Partner and Vice President,
IBM Business Process Services,
Greater China Group,
IBM Institute for Business Value Growth Markets

Anthony Marshall

Anthony Marshall
Research Director and Strategy Leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

Wei (Vivian) Ding

Wei (Vivian) Ding
China leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

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