Chinese Workers More Likely to Die While Working for Crony Capitalist Companies

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If you want to live, best not to work for a company headed by a former Chinese government official.

(From The Harvard Business Review)

Our results showed that on average, the rate of worker deaths is five times greater at connected companies than at similar companies that lack political connections. The finding that connected companies have much worse records was remarkably consistent from year to year. Moreover, deaths per 10,000 workers rose by almost 10, on average, during the year following the arrival of a connected executive at a previously unconnected firm, and fell by 6.4 during the year following a connected executive’s departure.

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