Senior Entrepreneurs in China

  • Erez Katz Volovelsky
  • Leo-Paul DanaEmail author


A second career as an entrepreneur is often a viable solution for seniors. In the West, we have long been exposed to free enterprise, and many of us have the social and cultural capital required for success in entrepreneurship. We often see retirees embracing start-ups, with skills acquired over a lifetime. In China, where free enterprise was banned during several decades of the twentieth century, the picture for seniorpreneurs is particular—and this is the theme of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityHeerlenNetherlands
  2. 2.Tel Hai CollegeQiryat ShemonaIsrael
  3. 3.Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellierFrance
  4. 4.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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