Government and Guanxi: The Chinese Software Industry in Transiton
Citation: AnnaLee Saxenian (2003) Government and Guanxi: The Chinese Software Industry in Transiton.
Analysis of Chinese software industry circa 2003. Though technological autonomy has been a goal since the founding of the PRC (1948), until the reforms of Deng, this was focused on military technology, and the software industry barely existed. Explores how political and personal relationships (guanxi) shape the software industry's growth, including through foreign investment and the circulation (Microsoft engagement with China is a case study) of Chinese software talent.