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China's Rational Entrepreneurs

The Development of the New Private Sector, 1st Edition

By Barbara Krug


224 pages

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The ability of China's entrepreneurs to establish firms in the midst of a strangling bureaucratic system is a topic which demands attention not least because it forms the basis of China's economic development. Combining theoretical approaches with extensive fieldwork, China's Rational Entrepreneurs presents a fresh angle of analysis for understanding the behaviour of Chinese entrepreneurs and what kind of relations they have with local government in order to secure long-term business success.


'This is a salutary and successful analysis, in which theory is founded upon research.' - China Perspectives

'This book is a timely contribution to the growing number of studies dealing with China's rapidly expanding private business sector. Throughout the book the authors use short-case studies of individual firms of entrepreneurs to bring their subject to life.' - The China Journal

'This volume is an excellent contribution to the study of the Chinese private sector and it will provide an indispensable baseline for future efforts in this field.' - The China Journal

About the Series

Routledge Studies on China in Transition

The spectacular economic development of China has raised many questions about its future. China in Transition participates in the intellectual developments by focusing on social, political and cultural change in the China of the 1990s and beyond. Drawing on new research from scholars in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, this series is invaluable in monitoring reform and interpreting the consequences for China, its neighbours and the West.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
HISTORY / Asia / China
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General