As a member of the IE China Center Advisory Board, our Founding Partner Lisa Wang’s article on “Why cultural identity is key to understanding Chinese entrepreneurs?” was included in IE China Center’s annual report titled “The Intangible Concept Behind a Tangible Economic Miracle. A calling: what drives China’s entrepreneurial class to new heights?”.
In this article, Lisa shared her views on the decisive role cultural identity plays in the way Chinese entrepreneurs do business. The main Chinese values are: a). Orientation toward people and relationships based on trust; b) Adapting to the environment; c) Hierarchy, responsibilities and problem solving; d) Hard work and perseverance; e) Ability to learn and practical approach.