Title

Business and government interdependence in China : cooperative goals to develop industries and the marketplace

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Publication Date

6-1-2008

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

225

Last Page

249

Keywords

Business and government interdependence, Cooperation and competition, Open-minded discussion

Abstract

Although government withdrawal from business has traditionally been considered a key reform in developing a market economy, the Chinese government remains active. This study uses the social psychological theory of cooperation and competition to analyze the interdependence between government and business. Structural equation results of interviews of specific incidents collected from 105 government officials and business people in Shanghai, China, support the model that cooperative, but not competitive or independent, goals induce open-minded discussions that in turn strengthen their relationships, accomplish tasks, foster confidence they will work productively in the future, and develop their industry and the marketplace.

DOI

10.1007/s10490-007-9063-2

Print ISSN

02174561

E-ISSN

15729958

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Recommended Citation

Tjosvold, D., Peng, A. C., Chen, Y. F., & Su, F. (2008). Business and government interdependence in China: Cooperative goals to develop industries and the marketplace. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(2), 225-249. doi: 10.1007/s10490-007-9063-2