Past Event

Is Guanxi Changing? Referral Hiring and Social Networks in China

April 2, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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School of International and Public Affairs, 420 West 118th Street, Room 918, New York, NY 10027



    Speaker: Elena Obukhova, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, McGill University

    Moderator: Yao Lu, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

    What is the role of guanxi in China today? To answer this question, Professor Elena Obukhova examines the relationship between social networks and referral hiring. In the first study, she compares China and the US. In the second study, she explores differences between China’s provinces.

    This event is part of the 2023-2024 lecture series on “Labor Market Transformations in China" and is hosted by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and cosponsored by Columbia's China Center for Social Policy. 


    • To attend this event in-person, please register HERE.
    • To attend this event online, please register HERE.

    Contact Information

    Julie Kwan