Entrepreneurship knowledge: When East meets West

Asian Business & Management, Forthcoming

51 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2021 Last revised: 30 Sep 2021

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Jie Wu

Technovation; University of Aberdeen

Steven Si

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - College of Business

Zhiyang Liu

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - College of Business

Date Written: September 23, 2021

Abstract

In this editorial paper, we pinpoint that most of the entrepreneurship scholarship lags the phenomena and central issues by a fair amount and various theories of management and strategy have been applied incorrectly, namely, using them to "tell us what to see" rather than ask "where do our theories break" and "what is unique". Taken together, this is why the West has very little to say about what's happening in Asian entrepreneurship. This predicament is worsened by the dominant work on Asian entrepreneurship asserting underdeveloped institutions suppress entrepreneurial activity and hence directs attention to how entrepreneurs resolved those challenges as the central program of research for entrepreneurship in Asia. The central purpose of this editorial paper is to not only lift the entrepreneurship scholarship from the predicament but also to surpass existing narrow confinement of exploring pre-defined constructs to investigate potentially novel aspects of the Asian entrepreneurship context. Essentially, it is critical to use this uniqueness as a means to reveal the limitations and/or boundary conditions of received theory and to unlock new value.

Keywords: Asian Entreprenuership, East vs. West, New theory, New Value

Suggested Citation

Wu, Jie and Wu, Jie and Si, Steven and Liu, Zhiyang, Entrepreneurship knowledge: When East meets West (September 23, 2021). Asian Business & Management, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3929630

Jie Wu (Contact Author)

Technovation ( email )

United Kingdom

University of Aberdeen ( email )

United Kingdom

Steven Si

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - College of Business

Bloomsburg, PA 17815
United States

Zhiyang Liu

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - College of Business

777 Guoding Road
Shanghai, 200433
China

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