Business Networks in China: Legacies and Practice

BUSINESS NETWORKS AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES IN CHINA, S. Clegg, K. Wang, & M. Berrell, eds., Edward Elgar, 2007

20 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2009

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Emanuela Todeva

Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This chapter delve both into the past and the present of business network relationships in China. We review some of the historical assumptions about the fundamental principles of collaborative business relationships in South-East Asia and particularly different types of Chinese business network relationships. We review the literature on Chinese business networks and challenge and contrast the main assumptions in this literature. We provide some evidence of business networking under the ‘open-door’ policy framework that reveal the deep penetration of collaborative relationships in the context of profound comercialisation of business links.

Keywords: Chinese business networks, Chinese entrepreneurship, guanxi, kongsi, South-east Asian business history

JEL Classification: P51, O53

Suggested Citation

Todeva, Emanuela, Business Networks in China: Legacies and Practice (2007). BUSINESS NETWORKS AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES IN CHINA, S. Clegg, K. Wang, & M. Berrell, eds., Edward Elgar, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1468916

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