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The Limits of Guanxi for Chinese Nationals Doing Business Abroad: Empirical Investigation into Chinese Companies in Germany
Lin, Lan1; Wang, Dai2; Si, Yue-Fang3
2018-07-01
Source PublicationTIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE
ISSN0040-747X
Volume109Issue:3Pages:420-433
Corresponding AuthorSi, Yue-Fang(Yfsi@re.ecnu.edu.cn)
AbstractIn the last ten years, Chinese outward direct investment (CODI) has undergone dramatic development. It has become increasingly important on the global stage. This paper attempts to integrate the guanxi concept into the Uppsala internationalisation process model to explain CODI motivation, location choice and knowledge acquisition channels. It reveals that Chinese investment in Germany is mainly driven by the desire to explore markets and to search for strategic resources. It favours location rich in network resources. Guanxi acts as an important channel of knowledge acquisition, but it is not as important as contractual linkage because of the limited professional and industry-related knowledge in the local Chinese community. Chinese capitalism has been shaped into a hybrid form that incorporates both modern corporate management and traditional guanxi utilisation. Research which ignores or overemphasises the role of guanxi could lead to an incorrect understanding.
Keywordguanxi foreign direct investment Uppsala internationalisation process model interview Germany
DOI10.1111/tesg.12301
WOS KeywordFOREIGN DIRECT-INVESTMENT ; INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS ; OVERSEAS CHINESE ; LOCATION CHOICE ; MODEL ; CAPITALISM ; TRANSITION ; LIABILITY ; DONGGUAN ; NETWORKS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of the P.R. China[41371147] ; National Natural Science Foundation of the P.R. China[41401128] ; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation[137596] ; Ministry of education of Humanities and Social Science project[14YJC790098]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of the P.R. China ; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation ; Ministry of education of Humanities and Social Science project
WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics ; Geography
WOS SubjectEconomics ; Geography
WOS IDWOS:000434986700007
PublisherWILEY
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/54705
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorSi, Yue-Fang
Affiliation1.Shanghai Acad Social Sci, Shanghai, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.East China Normal Univ, Ctr Modern Chinese City Studies, 3663 North Zhongshan Rd, Shanghai 200062, Peoples R China
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Lin, Lan,Wang, Dai,Si, Yue-Fang. The Limits of Guanxi for Chinese Nationals Doing Business Abroad: Empirical Investigation into Chinese Companies in Germany[J]. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE,2018,109(3):420-433.
APA Lin, Lan,Wang, Dai,&Si, Yue-Fang.(2018).The Limits of Guanxi for Chinese Nationals Doing Business Abroad: Empirical Investigation into Chinese Companies in Germany.TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE,109(3),420-433.
MLA Lin, Lan,et al."The Limits of Guanxi for Chinese Nationals Doing Business Abroad: Empirical Investigation into Chinese Companies in Germany".TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE 109.3(2018):420-433.
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