Entrepreneurial Motivation, Environmental Influences and Short-Term Orientation Among Chinese Digital Start-Ups

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Ying Zhu

University of South Australia

S. Tamer Cavusgil

Georgia State University

Zhixing Xu

Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Jingting Liu

University of Colorado at Denver

Date Written: October 10, 2019

Abstract

Contemporary Chinese digital start-up enterprises present new realities rarely seen in other countries with rapid growth over a very short period. An outcome of unique economic, institutional, and social factors, digital entrepreneurs in China typically pursue short-term goals, seeking to position their enterprises for sale shortly after the enterprise becomes barely viable. What accounts for this unique phenomenon? We present a number of factors influencing the digital start-ups development in China. We also offer potential implications regarding government policy on promoting start-up businesses.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, China, emerging markets

Suggested Citation

Zhu, Ying and Cavusgil, S. Tamer and Xu, Zhixing and Liu, Jingting, Entrepreneurial Motivation, Environmental Influences and Short-Term Orientation Among Chinese Digital Start-Ups (October 10, 2019). Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3518793

Ying Zhu (Contact Author)

University of South Australia ( email )

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S. Tamer Cavusgil

Georgia State University

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Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

Zhixing Xu

Beijing Normal University (BNU) ( email )

19 Xinjiekou Outer St
Haidian District
Beijing, Guangdong 100875
China

Jingting Liu

University of Colorado at Denver ( email )

Box 173364
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80217
United States

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