Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Kjeld Erik

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Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard is Professor at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business. He is an internationally recognized authority on China’s political economy, including state-Party-business relations and the role of the Communist Party of China in the current modernization process. Currently he is working on corporate governance in the Chinese state sector as well as the ambidextral career patterns of  Chinese SOE executives.

Primary research areas
  • Corporate governance in China
  • Chinese elite politics
  • Social stratification
  • State capitalism
  • China/Asia
Curriculum Vitae
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  • IBA projects
  • SDC projects
Other teaching activities
  • Asian Economic Organization & Competitiveness
  • China’s Political Economy
  • International Business and Politics
  • Comparing Societies and Economic Systems
Selected publications

The Chinese Communist Party Since 1949: Organization, Ideology and Prospect for Change (with Chen Gang): Governance and Public Policy in China, Issue 3.1-3.2 (2019) pp. 1-60.

Kina i Moderne Tid: Samfund, Økonomi og Politik  (Modern China: Society, Economy and Politics) (København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2019).

From Accelerated Accumulation to the Socialist Market Economy in China: Economic Discourse and Development From 1953 to the Present (with Koen Rutten) (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017).

Hainan -  State, Society, and Business in a Chinese Province (London: Routledge) (paperback 2013).

Critical Readings on the Communist Party of China, 4 vols. (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017).

Chinese Politics as Fragmented Authoritarianism: Earthquakes, Energy, and Environment (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017).

The Chinese Communist Party in Reform (with Zheng Yongnian) (London: Routledge, 2009) (paperback 2013).

“China’s Political Order under Xi Jinping: Concepts and Perspectives,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 16, no. 3 (August 2018), pp. 1-17.

“China’s Communist Party: From Mass to Elite Party,” China Report, Vol. 74, No. 4 (2018),  pp. 385-402.

“The Politics of Business Group Formation in China: The Party in Control?”, The China Quarterly, No. 211 (September 2012), pp. 624-648.

“Cadre and Personnel Management in the CPC,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2  (August 2012), pp 69-83.

”Institutional Reform and the Bianzhi System in China,”The China Quarterly, No 170, (June 2002), pp. 361-386.

Publications List
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Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Afterword and Reflections
In: China: An International Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2023, 5 p., p. 136-140
Editorial > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Foreword
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2023, 4 p., p. 5-8
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard; Kasper Ingeman Beck / The 14th NPC Meeting : Work Report, New Government, and Institutional Reform.
: Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2023, 15 p.
Report > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard; Kasper Ingeman Beck / The 20th Congress of the CCP : Personnel Appointments and Policy Directions.
2023, 11 p.
Report > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / The Party-directed Chinese Governance Model : How to Explain the China Puzzle.
In: Civilization and Governance: The Western and Non-Western World. . ed. /Boy Luethje. Singapore : World Scientific 2023, p. 213-240
Book chapter > peer review
Kasper Ingeman Beck; Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Corporate Governance with Chinese Characteristics : Party Organization in State-owned Enterprises.
In: China Quarterly, Vol. 250, 6.2022, p. 486-508
Journal article > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Zhongguo zhengzhi yu guoyou qiye de fazhan
In: Zhongdan duihua: Danmai de Zhongguo yanjiu. . ed. /Jørgen Delman; Anne Wedell-Wedellsborg. Shanghai : Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press 2022, p. 106-127
Book chapter
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard; Kasper Ingeman Beck / Big Business and Cadre Management in China
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 39, No. 2, 12.2021, p. 53-76
Journal article > peer review
Louise Riis Andersen; Cecilia Felicia Stokholm Banke; Henrik Breitenbauch; Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard; Nis Høyrup Christensen; Jørgen Delman; Andreas Bøje Forsby; Bertel Heurlin; André Ken Jakobsson; Peter Marcus Kristensen; Kristian Søby Kristensen; Camilla Tenna Nørup Sørensen; Mette Thunø; Ole Wæver / Forværringen af det kinesisk-amerikanske forhold : En strategisk udfordring for Danmark.
4.12.2020 (CMS Notat)
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Kinas nye kejser
In: Udenrigs, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2020, p. 66-71
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Academic Interests
  • The rise of Asia
  • Divergence vs convergence in East-West relations
  • State capitalism
  • Governance models
Research Projects
Outside activities

2006 - 2022: Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (unpaid) - Board directorship
2012 - 2022: 
Danish-Chinese Business Forum (unpaid) - Board directorship
2013 - ongoing: 
International Advisory Board, Singapore National University (unpaid) - Board membership
2018 - ongoing: 
Cambridge China Development Trust (unpaid) - Trustee
2023 - ongoing: 
Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (unpaid) - Vice President