Based on fieldwork in Zhejiang 2000/01, the paper analyses the processes and mechanisms that shape China’s new private sector. The paper argues that the development of the private sector is characterised by the on‐going interaction between local jurisdictions, networks and entrepreneurs. The search for and protection of private property rights can be singled out as the most crucial factor for explaining the establishment and organisational form of firms. The empirical study can also help to explain why the family is no longer at the core of private firms, offering too small a resource base, and too little access to asset protecting networks.
Krug, B. and Hendrischke, H. (2003), "China incorporated: property rights, networks, and the emergence of a private business sector in China", Managerial Finance, Vol. 29 No. 12, pp. 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074350310768625Download as .RIS
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