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Ronald S. Burt
University of Chicago
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#1Ronald S. Burt (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 54
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Political connection in China is often tested for correlation with business success and government support under a suspicion that connected entrepreneurs enjoy special favors and protection. Resear...
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Temporal discounting is a well-known phenomenon: a reward received today is felt to be worth more than a comparable reward to be received years in the future. We also know that some people are more...
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Abstract Despite population opinion in China favoring men over women, data on a large probability sample of Chinese entrepreneurs show that men and women — on average — build similar network structures, experience similar distributions of network advantage, achieve similar levels of business success, and experience similar performance returns to their network advantage. Digging into network content, male and female entrepreneurs have similarly close and trusting relations with similar kinds of c...
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This article is about the network theory of advantage applied to entrepreneurship and an area-probability sample of 700 Chinese entrepreneurs, using 2,193 American and European managers as a baseline comparison group. The article deals with how certain entrepreneurs are disadvantaged by their networks, the contrasting forms that disadvantage takes in China and the West, the role of family in the Chinese networks, and ultimately the robustness of network theory to the cultural, structural, and co...
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#2Nan LinH-Index: 82
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Cooperation with strangers in one-shot encounters poses a puzzle that is difficult to reconcile with perspectives of rational self-interest and natural selection. The quality of prior “social experience” offers a possible explanation, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. We hypothesize that people in more closed social networks are less likely to cooperate with a stranger. Further, success reinforces the network predisposition. Regardless of the reason for success, people who have enjoy...
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