Institutional Changes Affecting Entrepreneurship in China

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 415-432, 2007

29 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2008

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Nir Kshetri

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics

Abstract

Institutions influencing entrepreneurship are undergoing significant transformation in China. During the Mao era, private entrepreneurship was virtually eradicated and was a political taboo. As reflected in the macro-level economic data, there has been an evolution of entrepreneur-friendly institutions in the country. A constellation of factors linked to China's global integration is pushing through a fundamental changes in institutions related to Chinese entrepreneurship. The logics or governance structures and organizing principles related to entrepreneurship are rapidly changing in the country. This paper examines forces influencing the diffusion of instrumental values promoting entrepreneurship among Chinese institutional actors.

Keywords: China, institutions, entrepreneurship, legitimacy, instrumental values, deinstitutionalization

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Kshetri, Nir, Institutional Changes Affecting Entrepreneurship in China. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 415-432, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1111688

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