Personal Networking in Russia and China : Blat and Guanxi

@inproceedings{Michailova2003PersonalNI,
  title={Personal Networking in Russia and China : Blat and Guanxi},
  author={Snejina Michailova},
  year={2003}
}
Blat and guanxi are terms describing personal networks in Russia and China respectively. They have existed and been practiced for centuries and remain highly relevant today. By employing a social network perspective, we analyze the architecture of blat and guanxi and some of the similarities between them. We also argue that personal networks in Russia and China are products of specific cultural heritages and as such have their own particular configurations and characteristics. Following a… CONTINUE READING

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