☻    “The Political Mobility of China's Central State-owned Enterprise Leaders.” The China Quarterly (March 2018).
               Extensive research on the political mobility of Chinese officials at central, provincial, municipal and county
               levels has yet to fully consider an important group of elites – the leaders of China’s core central state
               owned enterprises (SOEs). This paper presents the first systematic analysis of their political mobility
               between 2003 and 2012 using an original biographical dataset with 864 leader-year observations. Under
               the Hu Jintao administration, these leaders emerged as a distinctive group within China’s top political
               elite: increasingly well-educated but lacking experience beyond state-owned industry, with both
               lengthening leadership tenures and years of previous work in their companies. Instead of a “revolving
               door” through which these individuals rotate routinely between state-owned business and the party-state
               to positions of successively higher rank, a top executive posting was most often a “one-way exit” to
               retirement. Of those who advanced politically, virtually all were transferred laterally along three career
               pathways with little overlap: to other core central SOEs; provinces; and the centre. This paper
               underscores the theoretical importance of disaggregating types of lateral transfer to research on Chinese
               officials’ political mobility and the cadre management system.

Under Review
☻    “Political Leadership and Economic Reform in a Chinese Central State-owned Enterprise.” 
    “Mobilizing for Reform: Policy Experimentation and Implementation in China’s State-owned Economy.”

Working Papers
    “The Political Logic of Central State-owned Enterprise Mergers in China.” 
☻    “From Contractors to Stakeholders? Chinese State-owned Companies and Overseas Infrastructure
☻     “Evolving Official Discourse on National Interest in China.” 
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