Nascent entrepreneurs in China - social class identity, prior experience affiliation and identification of innovative opportunity. a study based on the Chinese Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (CPSED) project

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Abstract

Purpose
Taking entrepreneurial opportunity identification activity as a starting point, the purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the differences within the social background of the Chinese nascent entrepreneurs and to illuminate differences in the success of their economic activities.
Design/methodology/approach
This study will analyze the impact of the nascent entrepreneurs' social class identity and prior experience affiliation on entrepreneurial opportunity identification and the moderation effect of opportunity identification modes. The empirical study was conducted with the data from the “Chinese Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (CPSED)” project, especially targeting new technology venture samples.
Findings
The findings indicate that the social class identity and prior experience affiliation of nascent entrepreneurs (pre‐determined factors) have a significant impact on the innovativeness of their entrepreneurial identification. Because they determine opportunity identification results, these pre‐determined factors play a much more important role than the mode of the opportunity identification.
Originality/value
The findings provide a theoretical contribution to the transitional study with the unique data of the CPSED project. This study could be taken as the comparison for transnational cooperation and provides suggestions to government and entrepreneurship supporting agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-35
Number of pages22
JournalChinese Management Studies
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
Opportunity identification
Nascent entrepreneurs
China
Entrepreneurial opportunity
Factors
Entrepreneurship
Design methodology
Innovativeness
Economic activity
Government
Venture
Empirical study
Targeting
Moderation

Keywords

  • China
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Social class
  • Business formation
  • Nascent entrepreneurs
  • Social class identiry
  • Prior experience affiliation
  • Innovativeness of the entrepreneurial opportunity
  • Chinese panel study of entrepreneurial dynamics

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