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Title: Chinese peasant entrepreneurs: an examination of township and village
Authors: Fan, Y
Chen, N
Kirby, D
Keywords: China, township and village enterprises, peasant entrepreneur, small business, rural, economic reform
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Citation: Journal of Small Business Management, 34:4, 71-76
Abstract: One of the greatest achievements in China's economic reform is the development of rural township and village enterprises (TVEs). Their importance in the national economy can be seen from the fact that by the end of 1993, TVEs accounted for nearly one third of the agricultural labour force, and one fifth of the total labour force nationwide. Despite some research attention being given to Chinese TVEs, the peasant entrepreneurs, owners and /or managers of these enterprises have remained largely unknown in the West. Who are they? Where are they from? What are their unique characteristics which distinguish them from both managers in the state-owned Chinese enterprises (SOEs) and small business owners /entrepreneurs in the West? What environmental factors contribute to the shaping of these characteristics? What are the problems faced by them and the possible solutions? This paper addresses these questions.
ISSN: 0047-2778
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