Growth of the firm in China: An information-processing perspective

Mike W. Peng, Yadong Luo, Oded Shenkar, Eric Harwit

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This article examines the growth of the firm in China from an information-processing perspective. Prior work has found that Chinese firms adopt a network-based strategy by relying extensively on the development of inter-organizational relationships to achieve their growth. We delineate a framework that links strategic choices for growth and the associated information-processing requirements. We then argue that there is a good fit between the capability of Chinese managers who are skilled at processing socially embedded `soft' information and the information-processing requirements of the network-based strategy. Three propositions drawn from this perspective are proposed, and their implications for future work are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-435
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 30th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Part 1 (of 6) - Wailea, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 7 1997Jan 10 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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