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Guanxi influences on women intrapreneurship

Zhang, Carol X., Kimbu, Albert, Lin, Pearl and Ngoasong, Michael Z. (2020) Guanxi influences on women intrapreneurship Tourism Management, 81, 104137.

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Abstract

Drawing on the literature examining women intrapreneurship, Chinese guanxi and tourism, this article critically explores a theoretical framework for understanding guanxi influences on women intrapreneurship in a non-western and highly patriarchal destination. Through a qualitative analysis of women managers from twenty-four medium and large tourism firms in China, the study provides evidence of Guanxi as socially embedded personal relationships for the exchange of favors, enabling women managers to initiate specific types of women intrapreneurship initiatives in their organizations. The findings reveal how the women managers draw on three forms of guanxi (external, within and back-stage) to display intrapreneurial actions as well as the firm-specific factors that constitute important determinants of women intrapreneurship. The managerial implications for encouraging and supporting women intrapreneurs are critically examined.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Zhang, Carol X.
Kimbu, AlbertA.Kimbu@surrey.ac.uk
Lin, Pearl
Ngoasong, Michael Z.
Date : 15 May 2020
DOI : 10.1016/j.tourman.2020.104137
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Women intrapreneurship; Gender; Confucianism; Guanxi; China;
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 10 Jun 2020 12:50
Last Modified : 10 Jun 2020 12:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/857322

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