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An Institution and culture-induced dualistic approach towards Guanxi management: A case of Chinese migrant entrepreneurs in Australia

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Liang, F and Gao, L, An Institution and culture-induced dualistic approach towards Guanxi management: A case of Chinese migrant entrepreneurs in Australia, Proceedings of the 2011 AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference, 1-3 December, 2011, Taiwan, pp. 1-22. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This paper investigates the approach towards guanxi management adopted by first-generation Chinese migrant entrepreneurs operating in Australia. A case study method has been used in the research. It is found that Chinese migrant entrepreneurs adopt different approaches towards managing guanxi with both internal employees and external stakeholders. This dualistic approach in guanxi management reflects the pressures of the shifted institutional and cultural setting that first-generation Chinese migrant entrepreneurs encounter on moving from China to Australia. This research helps clarify how first-generation Chinese migrant entrepreneurs exercise guanxi to derive competitiveness for their businesses. It also contributes to the research into institutional theories on how behaviour and processes of actors are adapted to the dynamic institutional and cultural environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:guanxi, culture, institutional theory, China, Australia
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:International Business
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Management
Author:Liang, F (Dr Fan Liang)
Author:Gao, L (Dr Lingling Gao)
ID Code:81296
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2012-11-28
Last Modified:2014-10-30
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