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Explaining Guanxi

The Chinese Business Network

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Explaining Guanxi by Ying-Lun So
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Guanxi, a system of Chinese business relationships, is often described, but is rarely fully understood. Though it seems intangible, there is no doubt that it has contributed significantly to the success of Chinese entrepreneurs and the places where they work. Translated loosely as 'personal ties', this simple explanation belies a complex and nuanced system. Guanxi has often been criticised as nepotism - unfair, inefficient, even corrupt, and generally detrimental to business and economic growth...but if it is that bad, how does it survive? This insightful book unravels the origins of Guanxi and provides a much-needed explanation of the phenomena. It investigates: * why it was initiated and developed * what function it serves * how it is maintained * why it is such a dominant phenomenon in Chinese business life Combining economics, law and culture, this clear and concise book looks to the future of Guanxi based on its history. Drawing on cultural, organizational and economic studies, it takes a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating these various topics into a coherent explanation of Guanxi ensuring that this illuminating book will be equally useful to students of Asian business as to practitioners working within this market.

Author Biography

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Release date NZ
December 15th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 black & white tables
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
184
Dimensions
138x216x14
ISBN-13
9780415384179
Product ID
2250358

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