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New Chinese entrepreneurs: perspectives of Confucian attributes and social settings

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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.

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Chapter number

2

Pagination

19-35

ISBN-13

9781466684621

ISBN-10

1466684623

Language

eng

Publication classification

BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin

Copyright notice

2015, IGI Global

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

Ordóñez de Pablos P

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

Title of book

Technological solutions for sustainable business practice in Asia

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