Entrepreneurial strategies in a transitional economy: Chinese state and non-state enterprises compared and contrasted

Justin Tan, Yadong Luo, Oded Shenkar

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Abstract

This study compares and contrasts certain characteristics of entrepreneurial orientations in response to China’s emerging business environment among state owned enterprises (SOEs) and township/village enterprises (TVEs). A survey of SOE and TVE managers shows that, in comparison to SOEs, TVEs tend to be more innovative, adaptive and proactive in response to the dynamism and munificence of the business environment. SOE-TVE differences are less pronounced, however, with regard to environmental complexity. Implications for entrepreneurship research and practice as well as for the future performance of SOEs and TVEs are delineated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-539
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Volume5
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Chinese transitional economy
  • firm performance
  • state enterprises
  • strategic adaptation
  • township/village enterprises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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