Guanxi and Wasta: A comparison

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Title Guanxi and Wasta: A comparison
Author Hutchings, Kate; Weir, David
Journal Name Thunderbird International Business Review
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Abstract China has a business culture based on strong family connections secured in guanxi networks, while the Arab World's is based on strong family connections secured in wasta networks. This article compares guanxi, wasta, and the role of trust, family, and favors in underpinning these traditional modes of interpersonal connections and networks and considers the continued relevance of these practices as these regions of the world internationalize and modernize. The article provides insights for Western managers in their subsidiary operations in China and the Arab World. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tie.20090
Volume 48
Issue Number 1
Page from 141
Page to 156
ISSN 1096-4762
Date Accessioned 2010-10-22
Date Available 2011-02-15T12:55:23Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36234
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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