Globalization of Entrepreneurial Innovations in China and Denmark

Projekter: ProjektForskning



The project is financed by Sino-Danish Center (SDC) for Research & Education.

Project leader Shahamak Rezaei (RUC) and Jan Vang (AAU)

Additional group members are Professor Thomas Schøtt (SDU), Associate Professor Kent W Jensen (SDU), Assistant Professor Rasmus G. Bertelsen (AAU) and Professor Ying Lowrey (Tsinghua University), Prof. & Dean You Jianxin (Shanghai University), Prof. & Vice Dean Chen Yizeng (Shanghai University), Assoc. Prof. Yan Zhao (Shanghai University), Assoc. Prof. Wang Jiabao (Shanghai University), Assist. Prof. Yan Hui(Shanghai University).

The main focus of the project maintains to be the development of new theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of transnational entrepreneurship (i.e. Argonauts) but also the need to build up comparative knowledge on entrepreneurs’ innovative activities in China and Denmark in general (benchmarked with global patterns) to have an empirical foundation for identifying the specific patterns characterizing the transnational entrepreneurial innovation activities. More comprehensively, our agenda focuses on people’s entry and participation in entrepreneurial and innovative activity in new and existing enterprises, on organization of activity and enterprises, as embedded in networks around enterprises and entrepreneurs and in institutions and systems in society, and on performance outcomes, notably innovation and innovation related exporting and expectations for job-creation and growth. The design is multi-level, e.g. analyzing micro-level activity in macro-level contexts of culture and social institutions, and is comparative, e.g. comparing China to other societies, and is often longitudinal, e.g. tracking development of innovation in China. Data are mainly from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, GEM, which since 2001 has conducted annual surveys, now covering 100+ societies(including mainland China), with measures of national institutional framework conditions, measures of adults’ attitudes and involvement in entrepreneurship and innovation, and measures of entrepreneurs’ and enterprises’ attributes, networking and innovation and innovation-related activities.
Effektiv start/slut dato30/09/201331/12/2017