FYSE publishes conducts research and publishes reports on social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in China.

‘Disability Groups Turn to the Social Enterprise Model: A New Trajectory?’ in ‘Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in the PR China’

Does civil society contribute to policy innovation and if so, how? As the focus of civil society research is often more on the constraints on civil society by the state and less on the agency and effects of civil society organizations this text offers a fresh and fruitful perspective. This book is essential reading for those interested in political science and China studies, academics, students, practitioners related to bi- and multilateral development institutions and the third sector, policy makers and journalists. It is highly recommended for anyone teaching on civil society, NGOs and/or governance in China.

China Social Enterprise Report (2012)

While the social entrepreneurship field has been around for several decades, social entrepreneurship in China is only just emerging.   Social entrepreneurs are beginning to tackle diverse social and environmental issues, while redefining the role of business in society.  Despite the key role social entrepreneurs can play in China’s sustainable development, data has been lacking about the challenges social enterprises face and what contribution to economic and social development they deliver. The 2012 China Social Enterprise Report provides for the first time key insights into the scale of the sector as well as the performance of and the challenges for social entrepreneurs in China.  This report provides policy makers, investors and peers with timely information about the sector.

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‘The Intentions of Chinese undergraduate students toward entrepreneurship as a career choice’

Despite an annual economic growth rate of 9% China is currently experiencing an annual employment gap, affecting increasingly the rising numbers of highly educated university graduates. The paper examines the current perception among Chinese university students of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in China as well as the entrepreneurial intentions of them.

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