Comparison of the characteristics of small business in China and the U.S.

Mark Leipnik, Xinyue Ye

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This research deepens the existing literature on the local nature of the globalization of business. The authors argue for a comparative perspective in the study of small business in China and the U.S. At the same time, we investigate the roles of institutions and human capital in local economic development. The analysis of these phenomena are conducted based on a geographic perspective, since the desire for wealth and entrepreneurial motives may be universal, but national and regional realities and cultural differences can influence the choice and success of methods to initiate and promote small businesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-679
Number of pages19
JournalPerspectives on Global Development and Technology
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education
  • Development
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


  • China
  • United States
  • reform
  • small business
  • space


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