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Title: The medical device market and its industrial evolution in China
Author: Zhang, Weifan
ISNI:       0000 0004 5992 4275
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2016
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China has attracted increasing amounts of foreign investment since it opened its doors to the world and whilst many researchers have focused on foreign investment in popular areas, little has been written about medical device market. The medical device market is one of the most profitable areas in the global economy. With the development of China's economy, the Chinese medical device market is experiencing significant growth, and has become the second largest market in the world. The research in this thesis extracted foreign direct investment theory and summarized the current situation of the global medical device market and the Chinese medical device market. Analysis of the status of the Chinese medical device market from the perspective of the healthcare industry and its important market drivers, reveals that the medical device market has significant growth potential. The research methods such as: regression analysis; location quotient, which revealed the Chinese medical device market status, provides suggestions for investors who are interested in entering the Chinese market. Investors or companies who want to enter the Chinese market need to understand the regulatory environment, comparison of the medical device regulations with the US and EU regulations provide investors with a clear understanding of the Chinese medical device regulatory regime. The research in this thesis contributes to medical device market investment and regional economy in medical device industry, and make a clear statement of the changing medical device regulations in China, which came into force on 2014. The contribution of this thesis, bridges the research gap between investment theory and medical device market development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: R855 Medical technology ; R858 Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics