Latham, Gwenda and Gordon, Raymond (2009) Beware of different guanxi measurements when doing research in China. In: ANZAM 2009: Sustainable Management and Marketing, 1-4 Dec 2009, Melbourne, Australia .
Doing research in China requires the awareness of the Chinese indigenous construct of guanxi. In measuring guanxi, researchers can take different approaches. In order to highlight the significance of adopting either the particularistic ties approach of Farh et al (1998) or the differential behaviours approach of Wong et al (2003), we used both measures in a correlation analysis in a mainland Chinese setting. The study demonstrates that these different approaches to measuring guanxi produce very different research outcomes, and highlights the need for researchers to be aware of how they measure guanxi.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Copyright 2009 The Authors. Full papers available on CD-ROM of same title as published volume. Published volume only lists abstracts of all papers presented at conference.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||international organisational behaviour; cross cultural management; emerging economies, international HRM|
|Depositing User:||Dr Ray Gordon|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jan 2010 09:05|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:37|
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