Entrepreneurship in China and Russia Compared

15 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006

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Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Gérard Roland

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

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Date Written: June 2006

Abstract

We compare results from a pilot study on entrepreneurship in China and Russia. Compared to non-entrepreneurs, Russian and Chinese entrepreneurs have more entrepreneurs in their family and among childhood friends, value work more relative to leisure and have higher wealth ambitions. Russian entrepreneurs have a better educational background and their parents were more likely to have been members of the communist party but Chinese entrepreneurs are more risk-taking and greedy and have more entrepreneurs among their childhood friends.

Suggested Citation

Djankov, Simeon and Qian, Yingyi and Roland, Gérard and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina, Entrepreneurship in China and Russia Compared (June 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5705. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=922121

Simeon Djankov (Contact Author)

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Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics ( email )

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Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management

Beijing, 100084
China

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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United Kingdom

Gérard Roland

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

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France

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