Beware of different guanxi measurements when doing research in China

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 .

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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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2010 09:05
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014 21:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: international organisational behaviour; cross cultural management; emerging economies, international HRM
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management

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