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dc.contributor.author Zhou, Wubiao
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-03T03:17:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-03T03:17:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2012-02-03
dc.identifier.citation Zhou, W. (2009) Bank Financing in China’s Private Sector:The Payoffs of Political Capital. World Development, 37(4), 787-799.
dc.identifier.issn 0305-750X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/7499
dc.description.abstract In Reform Era China, bank financing plays a significant role in entrepreneurial development, despite a severe information asymmetry problem and a discriminatory legal/regulatory environment. This paper offers a political explanation for how Chinese entrepreneurs obtain bank loans by arguing that entrepreneurs actively invest in political capital to overcome bank financing obstacles. Pursuing membership in the legislative or semi-legislative organs of the Chinese government is an effective strategy for private entrepreneurs to obtain political capital. Empirical analysis suggests that a legislative membership helps entrepreneurs get access to bank loans; and it may be more useful for small and medium enterprises.
dc.format.extent 43 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries World development
dc.rights © 2008 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by World Development, Elsevier.  It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document.  The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.07.011 ]
dc.subject DRNTU::Social sciences::Economic development::China.
dc.title Bank financing in China’s private sector : the payoffs of political capital
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities and Social Sciences
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.07.011
dc.description.version Accepted version

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