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Entrepreneurship in China and Russia Compared

  • Simeon Djankov

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    (The World Bank)

  • Yingyi Qian

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    (UC Berkeley and CEPR)

  • Gerard Roland

    ()

    (UC Berkeley and CEPR)

  • Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

    ()

    (New Economic School/CEFIR and CEPR)

We compare results from a pilot study on entrepreneurship in China and Russia. Compared to non-entrepreneurs, Russian and Chinese entrepreneurs have more entrepreneurs in their family and among childhood friends, value work more relative to leisure and have higher wealth ambitions. Russian entrepreneurs have a better educational background and their parents were more likely to have been members of the communist party but Chinese entrepreneurs are more risk-taking and greedy and have more entrepreneurs among their childhood friends.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:cfr:cefirw:w0049
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