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Entrepreneurship research in China: internationalization or contextualization?

Su, Jing; Zhai, Qinghua and Landström, Hans LU (2015) In Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 27(1-2). p.50-79
Abstract
Entrepreneurship is an emerging research field that has received much scholarly attention in recent decades. Given the global scope of this attention, this article compares entrepreneurship research in China with that in the USA and Europe. Based on publications in Social Science Citation Index and Chinese Social Science Citation Index databases over the past 10 years, we use bibliometric method to analyse entrepreneurship research in different regions. Our analysis shows that, on the one hand, entrepreneurship research in China has much in common with such research in the USA and Europe. In addition to borrowing ideas from Western researchers, Chinese entrepreneurship researchers study similar themes and use similar theoretical... (More)
Entrepreneurship is an emerging research field that has received much scholarly attention in recent decades. Given the global scope of this attention, this article compares entrepreneurship research in China with that in the USA and Europe. Based on publications in Social Science Citation Index and Chinese Social Science Citation Index databases over the past 10 years, we use bibliometric method to analyse entrepreneurship research in different regions. Our analysis shows that, on the one hand, entrepreneurship research in China has much in common with such research in the USA and Europe. In addition to borrowing ideas from Western researchers, Chinese entrepreneurship researchers study similar themes and use similar theoretical foundations. On the other hand, Chinese contextual environment helps preserve the uniqueness of its entrepreneurship research. Researchers deal with several context-specific topics such as guanxi, i.e. networks of interpersonal relationships, and its influence on entrepreneurship. We further discuss ways for Chinese researchers to explore the distinct context and contribute to the global literature. (Less)
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uniqueness, China, entrepreneurship research, bibliometric analysis, similarity, context
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Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
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27
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1-2
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50 - 79
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Taylor & Francis
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0898-5626
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10.1080/08985626.2014.999718
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English
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  author       = {Su, Jing and Zhai, Qinghua and Landström, Hans},
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  keyword      = {uniqueness,China,entrepreneurship research,bibliometric analysis,similarity,context},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {50--79},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Entrepreneurship and Regional Development},
  title        = {Entrepreneurship research in China: internationalization or contextualization?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2014.999718},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2015},
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