Comparison of the Characteristics of Small Business in China and the U.S. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract 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.

published proceedings

  • Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Ye, X., & Leipnik, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Ye, Xinyue||Leipnik, Mark

publication date

  • January 2013