Building Guanxi and Networks of Korean Foreign Direct Investment Firms in China

대중국 한국 투자기업의 꽌시 형성과 네트워크

  • 최자영 (한국기업지식연구원) ;
  • 이승철 (동국대학교 서울 캠퍼스 지리교육과)
  • Received : 2012.05.19
  • Accepted : 2012.06.04
  • Published : 2012.06.30


Guanxi could be regarded as communities based on blood, regionalism, school ties centering on individual person. It has been used as a means of personal interests security and acquisition. What is more, it has formed a mode of socio-economic order, which is an inter-obligation relations based on mutual benefits. In practice, it is necessary to understand and accept guanxi in China, as it is a key factor to understand consumer patterns, inter-firm relations and extra-firm relations between firm and government. In this context, the main aim of the reserach is to identify the impact of guanxi on the business activities of Korean foreign direct investment firms in China by investigating their networks based on guanxi.