Title: Integrative review and new directions for future research of external Guanxi: in the Chinese context

Authors: Min Li; Fangbin Xiao; Bijun Xie; Baoni Xu; Jie Zhou

Addresses: School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi, China ' School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi, China ' School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi, China ' School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi, China ' School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi, China

Abstract: With the continuous development of China's economy, Guanxi management, as one of China's management research topics, has attracted more and more attention from scholars both domestically and overseas. This paper aims to carry out an integrated review of external Guanxi, providing a research basis and direction for further research. The study reviews mainly external Guanxi in the recent 30 years of literature. Through analysis connotation and classification of external Guanxi along with its, path, influence factors, and result variables, this article seeks to remedy the shortage of existing research. Additionally, this article presents future research directions for external Guanxi.

Keywords: Guanxi; external Guanxi within enterprises; factor; business performance; review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJADS.2019.100438

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2019 Vol.12 No.3, pp.288 - 306

Available online: 19 Mar 2019 *

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