Regulatory Environment and Strategic Orientations in a Transitional Economy: A Study of Chinese Private Enterprise

Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, pp. 31-44, Fall 1996

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Justin Tan

York University - Schulich School of Business

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

This study examined characteristics of perceived political/regulatory environment and strategic orie ntations among Chinese private enterprises. Using a sample of fifty-three private entrepreneurs, the study found that regulatory hostility, dynamism and complexity led to strategies characterized by innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk-taking, yet discouraged future-oriented strategy. Results were compared with studies of entrepreneurs in western economies as well as Chinese entrepreneurs in other countries. Implications were also discussed.

Keywords: Strategic orientation, entrepreneurial orientation, environment, transitional economy, China

Suggested Citation

Tan, Justin, Regulatory Environment and Strategic Orientations in a Transitional Economy: A Study of Chinese Private Enterprise (1996). Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, pp. 31-44, Fall 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1552141 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1552141

Justin Tan (Contact Author)

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/SSB-Extra/Faculty.nsf/faculty/Tan%20Justin

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