The Rise of Guanxi in China's Transitional Economy
A talk by Yanjie Bian
Thursday, April 10, 20084:30 PM - 6:00 PM
243 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
How do we understand the increasing roles that guanxi plays in China's transitional economy? Sociologist Yanjie Bian proposes a theoretical model in which the role of guanxi is a function of institutional uncertainty and market competition. He tests the empirical implications of this model by analyzing surveys on job mobility and the growth of economic enterprises from 1978 to 2003.
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Yanjie Bian is professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He has published on social networks and social mobility in China, and since 2003 has been the Principal Investigator of the Chinese General Social Survey.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies