Chinese Entrepreneurship

A Social Capital Approach

  • Peter J. Peverelli
  • Jiwen Song

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Defining the Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 3-10
    3. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 11-36
    4. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 37-57
  3. Cases Histories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 61-69
    3. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 71-75
    4. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song, Wei Si
      Pages 77-82
    5. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song, Sharon Archetti, Liu Jingfang
      Pages 83-89
    6. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song, Wang Ran, Yan Mengcong, Zhang Pian, Li Tong
      Pages 91-96
    7. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song, Guo Xiaonan, Li Qingzhi, Sun Jiazhen, Hou Jie
      Pages 97-102
    8. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song, Zhu Yunqi, Zhang Jianxu, Xing Xiaobin
      Pages 103-107
  4. Elements of Entrepreneurial Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 111-123
    3. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 125-135
    4. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
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    5. Peter J. Peverelli, Jiwen Song
      Pages 145-154
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-172

About this book

Introduction

Entrepreneurship is hot. China is hot. Chinese entrepreneurs are indeed the subject of a rapidly growing body of literature, popular and academic.  There are biographies of 'famous' entrepreneurs which are informative. 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 these types of publications shed light on the entrepreneurial identity. This study aims at filling the research gap with a 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 a number of other identities. This book therefore contributes to a better understanding of Chinese entrepreneurship and the study of entrepreneurship in general. 

Keywords

Case Study Chinese Entrepreneurs Social Capital Social Intergration Theory Social Network Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Peverelli
    • 1
  • Jiwen Song
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics, & Business AdministrationVU UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.School of BusinessRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28206-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28205-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28206-5
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