Managing Chinese/Western Joint Ventures: A Comparative Analysis of the 'Interaction and Networks' and 'Chinese Management' Literature

Jonathan Wilson, Ross Brennan

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In this paper, two relevant bodies of literature are examined and compared, namely the ‘interaction and networks’ literature (associated primarily with the IMP Group) and ‘Chinese Management’ literature. Elements examined include relationships, networks, trust, culture and forms of exchange. The contention of the paper is that both bodies of literature have something to contribute in terms of a theoretical basis for an empirical study of Chinese/Western joint ventures. (Key words: relationship; networks; guanxi; etics; emics; China)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2001
EventIMP 17th Annual International Conference - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 9 Sep 200111 Sep 2001


ConferenceIMP 17th Annual International Conference

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