Contemporary Chinese digital start-up enterprises present new realities rarely seen in other countries with rapid growth over a very short period. An outcome of unique economic, institutional, and social factors, digital entrepreneurs in China typically pursue short-term goals, seeking to position their enterprises for sale shortly after the enterprise becomes barely viable. What accounts for this unique phenomenon? We present a number of factors influencing the digital start-ups development in China. We also offer potential implications regarding government policy on promoting start-up businesses.
University of South Australia, Australia
Ying Zhu is Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Asian Business at the University of South Australia. He was born in Beijing and graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor of International Economics in 1984. He worked as an economist at Shenzhen...
S. Tamer Cavusgil
Georgia State University, USA
S. Tamer Cavusgil currently serves as Regents’ Professor, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair, and Executive Director, CIBER, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, U.S.A. Tamer has been mentoring students, executives, and educators...
Beijing Normal University
Dr. Zhixing Xu is an assistant professor at the Department of Human Resource Management, Beijing Normal University. Zhixing received his Ph.D. in Moral Psychology from Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include business ethics and organizational...
University of Colorado, Denver
Dr. Jingting Liu is an assistant professor of International Business at University of Colorado Denver. Jingting’s research interest lies in international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial innovation, and innovation from emerging markets. Before joining CU Denver...
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