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Venture capital in China: Past, present, and future

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  • David Ahlstrom

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  • Garry Bruton

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  • Kuang Yeh

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    This article reviews the literature on venture capital in China and examines where China’s venture capital industry has been and where it is likely to go in the future. Since the 1980s, venture capital in China has grown steadily alongside the robust national economy. The future is likely to offer even greater opportunities, as entrepreneurs are encouraged and property rights improve. However, there will also be a period of transition as the market continues to mature and as new legal structures and commercial arrangements emerge. Venture capital in China has many interesting differences from that in Western countries. The venture capital industry is shaped by the institutional context and China is no exception to this. This article also examines some specific differences between the system in China and that of the United States. Future prospects for venture capital are also appraised as China continues its transition to a market economy. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 247-268

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:asiapa:v:24:y:2007:i:3:p:247-268

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    Keywords: China; Venture capital; Entrepreneurship; Emerging economies; Institutional theory; Transition economy;

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    1. Enrico Geretto & Rubens Pauluzzo, 2012. "Stock Exchange Markets in China: Structure and Main Problems," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 89-106, September.
    2. Szyliowicz, Dara & Galvin, Tiffany, 2010. "Applying broader strokes: Extending institutional perspectives and agendas for international entrepreneurship research," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 317-332, August.
    3. Engelen, Andreas, 2010. "Entrepreneurial orientation as a function of national cultural variations in two countries," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 354-368, December.
    4. Peng, Mike W. & Lee, Seung-Hyun & Hong, Sungjin J., 2014. "Entrepreneurs as intermediaries," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 21-31.

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