Legal Origin Theory is applied to Reform China’s legal system in order to create a development model for a national legal system influenced by multiple legal families. Utilizing an extensive literature review and assessment of national laws affecting property rights, the model depicts how a legal system develops on the national level under multiple normative influences. Further research will elaborate on the interactions between the normative influences within the legal system.

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Keywords China, law and economics, legal origin theory, property rights theory
JEL Public Economics: Miscellaneous issues: Other (jel H89), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M), New Firms; Startups (jel M13), Management of Technological Innovation and R&D (jel O32)
Publisher Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
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Krug, B, & Betancourt, N.E. (2008). The Effect of Legal Families on the Development of Business Law in China: Who’s Really Writing the Rules of the Game? (No. ERS-2008-068-ORG). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from