Guanxi


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Guanxi

A Chinese word indicating the personal networks and relationships over which a person has influence. That is, guanxi indicates a relationship in which the persons involved may persuade each other to perform favors. The term's meaning also incorporates the advantages that such relationship can have. As such, guanxi is important in business relationships.
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professionalism and disidentification with guanxi that is rampant in the Chinese society.
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He has a headstart with guanxi - the complex set of connections and understandings in Chinese business - by virtue of his nationality.
The significance of family and group ties, the concepts of guanxi, 'face' and harmony, Confucian ethics and philosophy deeply characterise the Chinese socio cultural framework and influence individuals' and group behaviour as well as interpersonal and business relationships.
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What she gets, she earns -- she is not taking advantage of her guanxi (connections), as is often the case in China.
Guanxi are reciprocal obligations and are about long-term personal relationships, about social interaction within a group where repeated favor exchanges ensure a measure of trust.
The mutual exchange, obligations, indebtedness, and favors provided via guanxi networks are more prominent than in Western societies.