The role of guanxi networks in the performance of women-led firms in China

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/220732
Title:
The role of guanxi networks in the performance of women-led firms in China
Authors:
Scott, J. M. (Jonathan); Harrison, R. T. (Richard); Hussain, J. G. (Javed); Millman, C. (Cindy)
Citation:
Scott, J.M., Harrison, R.T., Hussain, J. and Millman, C. (2012) 'The role of guanxi networks in the performance of women-led firms in China', The Joint Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) and DIANA International Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Freemantle, Western Australia, 31 January-3 February 2012.
Conference:
The Joint Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) and DIANA International Conference , Queensland University of Technology, Freemantle, Western Australia, 31 January- 3 February 2012.
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/220732
Additional Links:
http://www.aceredianaconference.com.au/
Abstract:
This exploratory paper examines how knowledge acquired via guanxi (networks and connections) have enabled women-led firms in China to overcome a number of significant barriers and challenges in order to start and grow a successful business. We draw upon two case studies, in order to illustrate how they have utilized guanxi as a means of overcoming these barriers. We investigate the way in which guanxi facilitates the business owner in engaging in a process of entrepreneurial learning (Harrison and Leitch 2005; Politis, 2008) – and making connections and contacts – by which she is able to improve the firm’s performance. Further research is necessary to build upon a small number of studies that have already cleared the ground in terms of guanxi. More reliable and country-wide, but disaggregated, statistics on small businesses would be a welcome start, including information on their owner-manager’s or owner-managers’ gender.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
women; China; business; guanxi; networks; entrepreneurial learning; gender; management
Rights:
"We are happy for you to display the final author version on TeesRep" [Publisher email 01/05/2012].

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorScott, J. M. (Jonathan)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, R. T. (Richard)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHussain, J. G. (Javed)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMillman, C. (Cindy)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T09:19:22Zen
dc.date.available2012-04-26T09:19:22Zen
dc.date.issued2012-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/220732en
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory paper examines how knowledge acquired via guanxi (networks and connections) have enabled women-led firms in China to overcome a number of significant barriers and challenges in order to start and grow a successful business. We draw upon two case studies, in order to illustrate how they have utilized guanxi as a means of overcoming these barriers. We investigate the way in which guanxi facilitates the business owner in engaging in a process of entrepreneurial learning (Harrison and Leitch 2005; Politis, 2008) – and making connections and contacts – by which she is able to improve the firm’s performance. Further research is necessary to build upon a small number of studies that have already cleared the ground in terms of guanxi. More reliable and country-wide, but disaggregated, statistics on small businesses would be a welcome start, including information on their owner-manager’s or owner-managers’ gender.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.aceredianaconference.com.au/en_GB
dc.rights"We are happy for you to display the final author version on TeesRep" [Publisher email 01/05/2012].en_GB
dc.subjectwomenen_GB
dc.subjectChinaen_GB
dc.subjectbusinessen_GB
dc.subjectguanxien_GB
dc.subjectnetworksen_GB
dc.subjectentrepreneurial learningen_GB
dc.subjectgenderen_GB
dc.subjectmanagementen_GB
dc.titleThe role of guanxi networks in the performance of women-led firms in Chinaen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.identifier.conferenceThe Joint Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) and DIANA International Conference , Queensland University of Technology, Freemantle, Western Australia, 31 January- 3 February 2012.en_GB
or.citation.harvardScott, J.M., Harrison, R.T., Hussain, J. and Millman, C. (2012) 'The role of guanxi networks in the performance of women-led firms in China', The Joint Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) and DIANA International Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Freemantle, Western Australia, 31 January-3 February 2012.en_GB
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