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Manuscript deadline
15 February 2021

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Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Special Issue Editor(s)

Howard Lin, Ryerson University
[email protected]

Min Zhou, UCLA
[email protected]

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Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World: Culture (Gangshang and Taishang), Place, and Mobilities

Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World: Culture, Place, and Mobilities

Global Chinese entrepreneurship, diasporic Chinese entrepreneurship in particular, is a longstanding phenomenon for scholarly research. The historian and sinologist Gungwu Wang created a pyramid concept of Chinese migration with Huashang (华商 meaning Chinese merchants and traders) as the foundation. Historically and in contemporary times, entrepreneurship has been a vital aspect of diasporic Chinese life and crucial for understanding Chinese migration, diasporic formation, and ancestral homeland/hometown development. While much has been written on Chinese entrepreneurship from historical and international perspectives, there is rarely scholarly attention to the relations between diasporic Chinese entrepreneurs and their ancestral homeland/hometowns, particularly the ways overseas Chinese entrepreneurs (e.g., Gangshang and Taishang) interact with the mainland China. This is a serious omission since such research will advance our understanding of Chinese entrepreneurship by revealing more deeply and disentangling the varying impacts of culture, locality, and transnational context on Chinese entrepreneurship. The special issue aims to fill this void by inviting submissions on the following topics, among others:

  • Cultural roots of Chinese entrepreneurship
  • Chinese entrepreneurship in institutional context
  • Overseas Chinese entrepreneurs in mainland China (e.g., Gangshang and Taishang)
  • Mainland Chinese entrepreneurs in overseas Chinese communities
  • Chinese entrepreneurship in comparative perspective
  • Transnationalism in Chinese entrepreneurship
  • Chinese entrepreneurship in transition: Technology advancements and post-COVID

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  • Select the special issue title when submitting your paper to ScholarOne
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  • All articles will be subject to a double-blind review process. Articles must be original and comply with JSBE criteria.
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  • For questions please contact special issue editors

Min Zhou, Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies and Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations & Communications, UCLA at [email protected]

Howard Lin, Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship & Director of the Canada-China Institute for Business and Development, Ryerson University at [email protected]

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