Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in China

Phillip Phan, Jing Zhou, Eric Abrahamson

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As the largest and fastest growing transition economy in the world, China's entrance onto the global stage has been swift and dramatic. As such, almost every facet of entrepreneurship, from the identification of nascent opportunities to the challenges of managing triple-digit growth to the transformation of firms from dying to emerging industries, can be studied as natural experiments. The four papers in this issue are dedicated to exploring entrepreneurial innovation in the Chinese private economy. They include two clinical studies, one on the impact of the Beijing Olympics on entrepreneurship, and the other on the co-evolution of guanxi networks and entrepreneurial growth. Two studies test theories explaining the organizational drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship. In the best traditions, these four studies offer theoretical insights on the broader implications of entrepreneurship research in the Chinese context. We locate the findings offered by these four papers in the systems, organizational and social contexts of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship research. Finally, we offer some suggestions for future research and ways in which advances in the theoretical conversation should proceed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-194
Number of pages20
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Creativity
China
Entrepreneurship research
Transition economies
Private sector
Guanxi
Olympics
Coevolution
Natural experiment
Beijing
Industry
Entrepreneurial growth
Social context
Dying
Organizational context

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Guanxi
  • Innovation
  • Mega-event

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  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in China. / Phan, Phillip; Zhou, Jing; Abrahamson, Eric.

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Phan, Phillip ; Zhou, Jing ; Abrahamson, Eric. / Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in China. In: Management and Organization Review. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 175-194.
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