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dc.contributor.authorHerrmann-Pillath, Carstenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-10T12:53:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-10T12:53:06Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20091023793en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30168-
dc.description.abstractChina is the odd man out in the research on social capital and economic performance. A brief survey of recent World Values Survey data depicts China to be a high-trust, achievement oriented society, which does not fit into popular pictures of rampant corruption and abuses of power. I argue that one difficulty results from methodological issues in research on social capital, where a universally accepted theory of social capital is lacking, including theoretically grounded methods of measurement. These resulting applications often generalize a Western notion of civil society as a benchmark, implicitely. I propose that social capital has to be conveived as a context-bound intermediate level theoretical term, putting methodological arguments by Durlauf (economics) and Little (Chinese studies) together. The resulting empirical method is that of triangulation across different disciplines, combining emic and etic approaches. I present an application on the notorious phenomenon of guanxi in China, which results into their re-conceptualization as Ego-centric networking and relational collectivism, based on a culturally specific framing of affectual aspects of social relations. With this notion of culturally specific social capital, we can better understand the relation between institutions and economic performance in China.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFrankfurt School of Finance & Management Frankfurt, M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series // Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 132en_US
dc.subject.jelA12en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelP39en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordguanxien_US
dc.subject.keywordcollectivism and individualismen_US
dc.subject.keywordculture and emotionsen_US
dc.titleSocial capital, Chinese style: individualism, relational collectivism and the cultural embeddedness of the institutions-performance linken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn612185915en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fsfmwp:132-
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