The 'Tray of Loose Sand': A Thick Description of the State-Owned Enterprise Sector of China Seen as a Business System

Asian Business & Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 87-112, 2006

33 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2008 Last revised: 10 Feb 2009

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Gordon Redding

INSEAD

Michael A. Witt

INSEAD; Harvard University, Reischauer Institute

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

Drawing on the works of Whitley and others, this paper presents a model for analyzing national business systems, or varieties of capitalism. It uses this model to present an analysis of the Chinese state-owned enterprise system.

Keywords: comparative business systems, varieties of capitalism, China, state-owned enterprises, institutions, culture, comparative management

Suggested Citation

Redding, Gordon and Witt, Michael A., The 'Tray of Loose Sand': A Thick Description of the State-Owned Enterprise Sector of China Seen as a Business System (2006). Asian Business & Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 87-112, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1264270

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