Zhirong DUAN

Title: Assistant Professor
Home institution: Tsinghua University, Dept. of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
SDC Research field: Innovation Management
SDC research project(s): Globalization of Entrepreneurial Innovation.

The project 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 often compares China to other societies, and is often longitudinal by tracking development of innovation in China. – Data are mainly from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, GEM, which since 2001 has conducted annual surveys, now covering China and 100+ other societies, 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.

Project partner(s) in Denmark : Thomas Schøtt, Professor, University of Southern Denmark

Kent Wickstrøm Jensen, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, kwj@sam.sdu.dk

Scheduled activities 2016 The schedule for 2016 is to complete and submit, to international journals, these manuscripts:

Thomas Schøtt, DUAN Zhirong & K.W. Jensen. Environmental, social and economic goals of a firm: Changing with age of the firm. To be presented at the 6th Leuphana Entrepreneurship Conference, January 2016.

DUAN Zhirong, K.W. Jensen & T. Schøtt. Firms’ economic, social and environmental goals: Gendering in the context of culture and wealth. Presented at The Diana Conference, Boston, June 2015.

During 2016, the collaborators may begin another article, to be coauthored for international journal.