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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.

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Ying Zhu

Ying Zhu

University of South Australia

Professor Ying Zhu is the Director of the Australia Centre for Asian Business at the University of South Australia - which aims to broaden the Australian understanding of the diverse Asian business environment - and views the study of Asian business and management as an...

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S. Tamer Cavusgil

S. Tamer Cavusgil

Georgia State University; University of South Australia Business School, Australia; Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom

Professor Tamer Cavusgil serves as Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair, and directs the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Georgia State University. He also serves as visiting professor, at Leeds University (UK) and University of South...

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Zhixing Xu

Zhixing Xu

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...

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Jingting Liu

Jingting Liu

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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