• Can Western interorganizational governance mechanisms be applied to a guanxi-based market? 

      Lu, Ren; Ma, Jing (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Purpose — The emergence of “interorganizational marketing” as a hot topic leads to one key question: can interorganizational governance mechanisms (socialization, incentives, and monitoring) offered by marketing theory be ...
    • Cluster and co-located cluster effects: An empirical study of six Chinese city regions 

      Lu, Ren; Ruan, Min; Reve, Torger (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      We study how industrial clusters in three different life phases both influence and moderate total factor productivity (TFP) of other co-located industries or clusters. A multilevel regression model is applied to panel ...
    • Guanxi, structural hole and closure 

      Reve, Torger; Lu, Ren (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Purpose — Understanding China’s economic success requires insights into its peculiar guanxi-based market. Many scholars are confused how to apply western network theories to the Chinese guanxi-based market. This paper ...
    • Relations among clusters 

      Lu, Ren; Reve, Torger (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Many papers on economic geography have analysed industrial clusters, but few have addressed the relations among clusters. This paper discusses three types of relations among clusters to better understand why they occur and ...
    • Relations among clusters in six Chinese city regions 

      Lu, Ren; Zhang, Ruikan; Reve, Torger (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Despite the considerable number of papers that have discussed industrial clusters, it is surprising that there is little research evidence on relations among clusters. This article collects longitudinal data on three ...
    • Relationships among homogeneous clusters in adjoining cities 

      Lu, Ren; Cao, Jiang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      This paper discusses relations between industrial clusters of the same type in six cities in China’s Pearl River Delta. The homogenous clusters in metropolitan areas are negatively related to one another. In other words, ...