Peeking Through the Bamboo Curtain

Robin SNELL, Mark Easterby-Smith

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Abstract

The combination of economic and political reforms and easier access has resulted in increased activity in China by Western academics. Such research , however, may pose special methodological problems in three areas: first, sampling where the difficulties of mounting traditional large-scale surveys are noted; second, organizational access where the involvement of senior managers or "foreign affairs" officials is normally required and may introduce problems of objectivity; and third, issues concerning the interpretation of data, both qualitative and quantitative . To address these difficulties the paper identifies that the greatest potential for future research is via longitudinal studies, ideally in collaboration with chinese researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Chinese industrial studies, vol. 2: the changing nature of management in China
EditorsNigel CAMPBELL, Sylvain R. F. PLASSCHAERT
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherJAI Press
Pages163 - 170
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781559381413
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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SNELL, R., & Easterby-Smith, M. (1991). Peeking Through the Bamboo Curtain. In N. CAMPBELL, & S. R. F. PLASSCHAERT (Eds.), Advances in Chinese industrial studies, vol. 2: the changing nature of management in China (pp. 163 - 170). United Kingdom: JAI Press.
SNELL, Robin ; Easterby-Smith, Mark . / Peeking Through the Bamboo Curtain. Advances in Chinese industrial studies, vol. 2: the changing nature of management in China. editor / Nigel CAMPBELL ; Sylvain R. F. PLASSCHAERT. United Kingdom : JAI Press, 1991. pp. 163 - 170
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SNELL, R & Easterby-Smith, M 1991, Peeking Through the Bamboo Curtain. in N CAMPBELL & SRF PLASSCHAERT (eds), Advances in Chinese industrial studies, vol. 2: the changing nature of management in China. JAI Press, United Kingdom, pp. 163 - 170.

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Advances in Chinese industrial studies, vol. 2: the changing nature of management in China. ed. / Nigel CAMPBELL; Sylvain R. F. PLASSCHAERT. United Kingdom : JAI Press, 1991. p. 163 - 170.

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