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dc.contributor.authorBickenbach, Franken_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Wan-Hsinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-26T13:28:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-26T13:28:23Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30059-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the role of personal relationships for doing business in the Greater Pearl River Delta, China. First, it discusses the interplay of formal and informal (relationship-based) institutions from the point of view of institutional economics, with a focus on economies with weak formal contracting and property rights institutions. Second, it describes the institutional environment for doing business in China, and in the PRD in particular. Third, it uses data obtained from a survey among executives of Hong Kong electronics SMEs with business operations in the PRD to gain insights into their perceptions on the importance and the motives of using personal relationships for business in PRD in general, and on the impact of personal relationships on different strategic business decisions (on location, partner, and formal governance structures) for companies’ production as well as innovation activities. The results confirm the importance of personal relationships for doing business in the PRD, in general. There is evidence of substantial differences as to the role of personal relationships between production and innovation activities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1589en_US
dc.subject.jelL20en_US
dc.subject.jelL63en_US
dc.subject.jelP0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPersonal relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.keywordformal and informal institutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompany surveyen_US
dc.titleThe role of personal relationships for doing business in the GPRD, China: evidence from Hong Kong electronics SMEsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618787968en_US
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