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Authors: 
Naudé, Wim
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.27
Abstract: 
In this paper I empirically investigate the early international entrepreneurship of indigenous Chinese firms using data on 3,948 firms surveyed by the World Bank in 2002-03. I find important differences in the extent and motivation of early internationalization between indigenous and foreign-invested Chinese firms. Despite having started with internationalization relatively more recently than most foreigninvested firms, and despite having much less least foreign experience (only 1.3 years, on average, versus nine years) than foreign-invested firms, indigenous firms who internationalize early were found to perform better than foreign-invested firms. They may be rushing in to international markets, but so far this seems to be paying off quite well.
Subjects: 
international entrepreneurship
international new ventures
exports
China
JEL: 
L26
L25
F14
F23
O53
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-198-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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