Chinese Entrepreneurship

A Social Capital Approach

Authors: Peverelli, Peter J., Song, Jiwen

  • It applies a new method of social network analysis to unravel the social embeddedness of Chinese entrepreneurs
  • It can be used as a secondary reading matter in Master level courses in the fields of: business studies, sociology, economy, and even political science
  • It enriches social network theory with a module that links networks on the basis of multiple inclusions of actors in several social-cognitive groups
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About this book

Entrepreneurship is hot. China is hot. Combining these two concepts could therefore be a dangerous act, as it may cause overheating. Chinese entrepreneurs are indeed the subject of a rapidly growing body of literature, academic and popular. However, the bulk of it tends to focus on a few aspects. There are the biographies of ‘famous’ entrepreneurs. While informative, these are usually of a non-academic nature. Academic studies tend to focus on the political and economic environment in which present day Chinese entrepreneurs have to operate. Both types of publications slight the entrepreneurial identity. This study aims at filling this gap with its core question: why do some people become entrepreneurs? The authors have analysed the life stories of a number of Chinese private entrepreneurs to reveal how the entrepreneurial identity of each of them has emerged at the cross section of an number of other identities. This book therefore contributes to a better understanding of Chinese entrepreneurship and the study of entrepreneurship in general.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: From Enterprise to Entrepreneur

    Peverelli, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Entrepreneurship

    Peverelli, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 11-36

  • Chinese Entrepreneurs in Society

    Peverelli, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Real Estate Entrepreneur Wang

    Peverelli, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-69

  • Textile Spin-Off Niu

    Peverelli, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-75

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-28205-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44416-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
A Social Capital Approach
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28206-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28206-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28205-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44416-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 174
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