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External Enablement of New Venture Creation: An Exploratory, Query-Driven Assessment of China's High-Speed Rail Expansion

Chen, Jean Jinghan, Cui, Chuantao, Hunt, Richard A., Li, Leona Shao-Zhi (2020) External Enablement of New Venture Creation: An Exploratory, Query-Driven Assessment of China's High-Speed Rail Expansion. Journal of Business Venturing, 35 (6). Article Number 106046. ISSN 0883-9026. E-ISSN 1873-2003. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106046) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:102252)

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Abstract

This study seeks to build upon empirical and conceptual work examining the characteristics, mechanisms, and roles of exogenous, actor-independent drivers of entrepreneurial actions and outcomes, known as “external enablers” (EE). These aggregate-level changes – ranging from unforeseen, episodic EEs such as natural disasters and pandemics, to evolving, pan-generational EEs such as socio-demographic shifts, climate change, and breakthrough technologies – constitute a burgeoning stream of research concerning the manner and degree to which disequilibrating circumstances facilitate or forestall business venturing. The central focus of our investigation takes up the critical issue of an EE's temporal, spatial, and sectoral scope. Specifically, we seek to extend and enhance the EE framework by offering a more nuanced assessment of how and why the actions and outcomes elicited by EEs vary, often significantly, as a function of an EE's characteristics. To delve into this emerging line of inquiry, we conduct an abductive, query-driven, exploratory investigation of the impact China's high-speed rail expansion has had on new business venturing. Our findings contribute to further refinement of the theoretical EE framework, provide an important road map for future empirical studies, and offer considerable practical and policy implications.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106046
Uncontrolled keywords: business; commerce; railways; China; new business formation; external enabler; entrepreneurial action; enabling mechanisms; entrepreneurial environment; entrepreneurial ecosystems; transportation infrastructure; high-speed rail
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Jean Chen
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2023 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2023 11:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/102252 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chen, Jean Jinghan: https://orcid.org/0009-0009-9607-9342
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