The Contingent Value of Entrepreneurs’ Political Capital: Evidence from China
Journal of Asia-Pacific Business
Who benefit from a transitioning economy, entrepreneurs who are politically connected or disconnected? Market transition theory and power conversion theory offer two divergent answers. Our study seeks to contribute to this debate by examining the contingent value of entrepreneurs’ political capital. We draw from social network theories and investigate whether and how entrepreneurs’ social networks influence the relationship between their political capital and social mobility. Using the data on Chinese entrepreneurs, we find that the impact of political capital on entrepreneurs’ social mobility is contingent on their network centrality. Practical implications and suggestions for future research are also discussed.
Management, Marketing, and Logistics
Ling, Z., Ling, J. & Xu. L. (43649). The Contingent Value of Entrepreneurs’ Political Capital: Evidence from China. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 20(3), 189-214.