The New Entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia: Patterns of Business Development in Russia, Eastern Europe and China

The New Entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia: Patterns of Business Development in Russia, Eastern Europe and China

by Victoria E. Bonnell, Thomas B. Gold
     
 

Twelve contributions from international academics discuss entrepreneurship in communist and post-communist societies. The first part of the volume is devoted to the attributes of entrepreneurs in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China with particular attention paid to their backgrounds, demographic features, and the firms over which they preside. Contributions in the… See more details below

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Twelve contributions from international academics discuss entrepreneurship in communist and post-communist societies. The first part of the volume is devoted to the attributes of entrepreneurs in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China with particular attention paid to their backgrounds, demographic features, and the firms over which they preside. Contributions in the second half examine larger patterns of entrepreneurialism in transitional societies. The papers were originally presented at a conference held at the University of California at Berkeley in May of 2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765607751
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors and Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Profiles of Entrepreneurs
1Joining the Winners: Self-Employment and Stratification in Post-Soviet Russia3
2The Worm and the Caterpillar: The Small Private Sector in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia39
3The Yu Zuomin Phenomenon: Entrepreneurs and Politics in Rural China66
4Security and Enforcement as Private Business: The Conversion of Russia's Power Ministries and Its Institutional Consequences83
5The Construction of a Professional Field: Resources, Skills, and Attributes of Founders of the Market Research Sector in Poland, 1989 to 1997104
6Entrepreneurs and Democratization in China's Foreign Sector130
Pt. 2Patterns of Entrepreneurialism
7Entrepreneurial Action in the State Sector: The Economic Decisions of Chinese Managers159
8Entrepreneurial Strategies and the Structure of Transaction Costs in Russian Business191
9The Embedded Politics of Entrepreneurship and Network Restructuring in East-Central Europe214
10Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Success: Hungarian Small Enterprises Between 1993 and 1996256
11Entrepreneurial Governmentality in Postsocialist Russia: A Cultural Investigation of Business Practices278
12Marketing Civility, Civilizing the Market: Chinese Multilevel Marketing's Challenge to the State325
Index347

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