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Research: How Political Connections Help (and Hurt) Chinese Startups

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Research: How Political Connections Help (and Hurt) Chinese Startups

Harvard Business Review - Xiaowei Rose Luo

New research finds that in China, having strong political ties can be a double-edged sword for new B2B ventures. While political connection can boost a startup’s credibility and access to resources — helping it win suppliers — it can also increase its bargaining power, putting off business …

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