Explaining Guanxi: the Chinese business networkAuthor: Ying Lun So Publisher: Routledge 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 169 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0415384184Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Explaining Guanxi Preface Acknowledgements 1 What is guanxi? Guanxi introduced 1 Initiating, developing and maintaining guanxi 8 What does guanxi provide? 15 Trust 17 2 Explaining guami A Chinese culture perspective 23 An organizational institutionalist explanation 34 Economic explanations 42 3 Analysing guami The choice-theoretic approach 50 A multidisciplinary analysis 56 The guanxi puzzle 58 Guanxi technology 62 4 The influence of Chinese culture Culture's ability to constrain behaviour in general 78 Chinese culture defined 83 77 Confucianism 83 The constraint of Confucian culture on guanxi behaviour 93 Government inculcation of Confucianism in imperial China 96 5 The influence of law in imperial China Law as a practical expedience 101 Confucian and legalist orientation of the law 106 Officials' lack of resources and incentive 110 The problem of the courts 111 101 6 The rationality of the traditional Chinese legal and cultural systems 114 The constraints of transaction costs on the emperors' ruling style 119 The monopolistic position of the Chinese imperial state 124 The efficiency of the traditional system 126 7 The future of guami Guanxi:persistence and change 128 The Chinese state now 132 Cultural change 139 The pressure for more formalism 142 In conclusion 143 Notes Bibliography Index
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