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Zhiming Cheng, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University and Social Policy Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Jie Li, International Business School, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Gong Sun, Business School, Changshu Institute of Technology, China
Wangshuai Wang, International Business School, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Special issue information:
China Economic Review will publish a special issue on entrepreneurship in China. The fast-growing private sector has driven rapid and prolonged economic growth since commencing the economic reforms. However, despite the official discourse of pursuing economic growth through supporting entrepreneurship, challenges in doing business remain as China moves to tighten its scrutiny of the private sector, as manifested in recent crackdowns on tech firms and private tutoring companies.
The growing body of economic literature on entrepreneurship in China has examined the institutional impacts on entrepreneurship. However, the relationships between personal characteristics and entrepreneurship are far from being clear. Existing studies in China have mainly focused on the roles of positive experiences and factors, such as higher education (Huang et al., 2021), housing wealth (Liu & Zhang, 2021), language skills (Wei et al., 2019), high-speed railway (Ma et al., 2020), subsidised childcare program (Wang & Lin, 2018), and party membership (Yang et al., 2020), in nurturing entrepreneurship. Several recent studies have attempted to identify ‘underdog’ entrepreneurs by examining the roles of negative experiences and factors, such as adverse childhood experiences, energy poverty, rural-urban migration, on causing the higher propensity for entrepreneurship among disadvantaged and marginalised populations (Chen & Hu, 2021; Cheng et al., 2021a; 2021b; 2021c). Despite these valuable findings, achieving economic development by nurturing entrepreneurship is still a challenge both intellectually and in practice in China and elsewhere.
In this special issue, we invite research articles based on empirical and causal evidence and grounded in economics, management and related disciplines to study the causes, outcomes and implications of entrepreneurship in China. Contributions may consider (but are not limited to) research on the following topics:
· Urbanization, migration and entrepreneurship
· Governance and entrepreneurship
· Politics and entrepreneurship
· Social policy and entrepreneurship
· Society and entrepreneurship
· Education and entrepreneurship
· Labour market and entrepreneurship
· Wellbeing and entrepreneurship
· Environment and entrepreneurship
· Psychology, personality and entrepreneurship
· Underdog entrepreneurship
Manuscript submission information:
Submission Process and Deadline
· Submission start date: 1 September 2021
· Submission deadline: 30 June 2022
· Authors should submit their papers through https://www.editorialmanager.com/chieco
· Select ‘VSI: Entrepreneurship in China’ when choosing submission type.
· Manuscripts should be prepared following the China Economic Review Guide for Authors: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/china-economic-review/1043-951x/guide-for-authors
· All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer reviews and editorial process following the policies of China Economic Review.
· The guest editors will first review papers submitted to the special issue. A paper may be rejected without being sent for review, should the guest editors view the paper as unsuitable for the journal in terms of quality or aims and scope of China Economic Review.
· Selected full papers will be sent out for external peer review following China Economic Review’s policy. They will receive comments from reviewers and the guest editors. As needed, manuscripts will be returned to authors for revision along with the reviewers’ comments. Revised manuscripts may be examined by the guest editors and external reviewers before a final decision being made by the Scientific Editor and/or Editor-in-Chief.
· Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on a visual special issue website.
· China Economic Review charges a non-refundable fee of US $100 for new submissions. The journal charges a reduced submission fee of US $50 for the members of the Chinese Economists Society. Submission fees will be used to support journal activities.
For questions and inquiries related to the special issue, please contact the Managing Guest Editor, Associate Professor Gong Sun, Business School, Changshu Institute of Technology, Suzhou, China, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chen, J., & Hu, M. (2021). City-level hukou-based labor market discrimination and migrant entrepreneurship in China. Technological and Economic Development of Economy.
Cheng, Z., Guo, W., Hayward, M., Smyth, R., & Wang, H. (2021a). Childhood adversity and the propensity for entrepreneurship: A quasi-experimental study of the Great Chinese Famine. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(1), Article No. 105469.
Cheng, Z., & Smyth, R. (2021b). Education and migrant entrepreneurship in urban China. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 188, 506-529.
Cheng, Z., Tani, M., & Wang, H. (2021c). Energy poverty and entrepreneurship. Energy Economics, 102, Article No. 105469.
Huang, B., Tani, M., & Zhu, Y. (2021). Does higher education make you more entrepreneurial? Causal evidence from China. Journal of Business Research, 135, 543-558.
Liu, S., & Zhang, S. (2021). Housing wealth changes and entrepreneurship: Evidence from urban China. China Economic Review, 69, Article No. 101656.
Ma, L., Niu, D., & Sun, W. (2021). Transportation infrastructure and entrepreneurship: Evidence from high-speed railway in China. China Economic Review, 65, Article No. 101577.
Wang, Q., & Lin, M. (2019). Work-family policy and female entrepreneurship: Evidence from China's subsidized child care program. China Economic Review, 54(C), 256-270.
Wei, X., Jiao, Y., & Growe, G. (2019). Language skills and migrant entrepreneurship: evidence from China. Small Business Economics, 53(4), 981-999.
Yang, J., Huang, J., Deng, Y., & Bordignon, M. (2020). The rise of red private entrepreneurs in China: Policy shift, institutional settings and political connection. China Economic Review, 61, Article No. 101431.
Associate Professor Gong Sun, Business School, Changshu Institute of Technology, Suzhou, China, email: email@example.com