Publication Date : 01/09/2019

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Volume 4
Issue 3
(09 - 2019)

Abstract :

This study aims to perfect developed political connection measurements with ratios which according to researchers still have limitations because they do not consider the weight or quality of politicians who are considered to have a relationship with directors or commissioners. The purpose of this study is to try to find a more precise and rational political connection measurement by considering several things or elements. The aims to build an appropriate model or formula to measure political connections in addition to dummy and ratios that have been proposed and used by previous researchers. This research is a literature study that uses various written sources that are relevant to the measurement of political connections by considering the elements of power. This study proposes seven elements as factors that influence power for each politician, namely: Position in DPR/DPD and MPR, Ranking of Seat Obtained, Position of Politician in Central Government, Position in Political Parties, Background of Politicians, Experience in Political Organizations and Politicians Education. The results of this study propose an index of political connections (IPC) as a more rational political connection measurement because it considers several elements as factors that influence the power of each politician. This research is expected to be a reference for further studies specifically related to political connections. With this research the researcher wants to propose a more rational and realistic political connection by looking at the political system in Indonesia. Practical Implications This research is also expected to be a reference for business practitioners, especially the shareholders, directors and commissioners of companies who have considered political connections as one of the factors that can support the company's survival through political approaches.

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