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An Identification and Evaluation of the Various Types and Forms of Personal Relationships Within a Sino Foreign University Strategic Alliance Context
Journal of Teaching in International Business
This article identifies a range of personal relationships observable in Sino foreign strategic alliances. Guanxi relationships remained the key to a successful alliance; and encompassed various levels, stages, and dimensions-making them complex and changeable forms of human behavior. Other types of relationships identified included "basic friends," "working colleagues," "neutral relationships," and three types of operational behavior: formal, informal, and hidden relationships, which tended todoi:10.1080/08975930802194797 fatcat:hdjsj764sveuloy6rgrx7rwd4y