This study intends to examine the government-business relationship in China. Drawing on the concept of embeddedness, this study argues that given the particular reform environments, Chinese private entrepreneurs are face “double-embeddedness”: a government-driven political embeddedness and a market-driven economic embeddedness. Based on data from a five-province survey of private entrepreneurs, we find the survey enterprises vary significantly across these two forms of embeddedness, and they seem to complement each other. Generally, large private enterprises and entrepreneurs who had worked in government tend have higher levels of political embeddedness.
|Translated title of the contribution||Understanding the double-embeddedness in government-business relations: findings based on a five-province survey in China|
|Journal||Public Policy and Governance|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 5 Sep 2016|