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New Chinese entrepreneurs: perspectives of Confucian attributes and social settings

Zheng,S, Wang,BX and Hu,MC 2015, New Chinese entrepreneurs: perspectives of Confucian attributes and social settings. In Ordóñez de Pablos,P (ed), Technological solutions for sustainable business practice in Asia, IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., pp.19-35, doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8462-1.ch002.

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Title New Chinese entrepreneurs: perspectives of Confucian attributes and social settings
Author(s) Zheng,SORCID iD for Zheng,S orcid.org/0000-0001-6152-1115
Wang,BX
Hu,MC
Title of book Technological solutions for sustainable business practice in Asia
Editor(s) Ordóñez de Pablos,P
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 13
Start page 19
End page 35
Total pages 17
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Summary This chapter uses a qualitative approach to explore the characteristics of newly-bred Chinese entrepreneurs among 14 technology-based companies in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Internal and external perspectives on studying entrepreneurship were adapted to examine personality attributes and the impacts of social settings on shaping the characteristics of modern Chinese entrepreneurs. The findings show that Chinese entrepreneurs were strongly influenced by the Confucianism, in which learning was upheld as a key to develop internal innovative capabilities for sustaining enterprise growth in the dynamic environment. Chinese entrepreneurs leading technologically innovative companies were also found to be visionary, but with less risk taking; they had exceptional networking capability and political dexterity to build strong relationships with government, industry and community. The tie between the Confucian entrepreneurial attributes and strong government support appears to enable the 'innovation in Chinese way'. Implications of these results are discussed.
ISBN 1466684623
9781466684621
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-8462-1.ch002
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Copyright notice ©2015, IGI Global
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081742

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