American Journal of Applied Sciences

Guanxi and Ethics-A Study of Chinese Management Behaviour

Jane Tung

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.223.226

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 223-226


Problem statement: The concept of guanxi being a developing concept and used in the Chinese organizational management had been a topic of concern and interest as well for several authors to experiment on. The study focused on the determination of the impact of the use guanxi concept in the Chinese organizational managements and the effects on the ethical standards and judgement of the organization. Approach: The research had been a secondary source based research and obtained its materials and understanding from the earlier researches conducted on the concerned topic. Results: It had been obtained from the study that the concept of guanxi has an extreme significance in the management of organizations, particularly with respect to the Chinese organizations. Conclusion: Although there are certain negative aspects of following the concept of guanxi, yet from the study it has been concluded that the concept is an essential factor for the Chinese organizations that have records of success stories from using the guanxi concept and maintaining enhanced interpersonal relationships.


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