At a Glance!

Women and Entrepreneurship in China

Council on Business & Society on Chinese entrepreneursFudan University and the Bank of Communications jointly issued a report on entrepreneurship trends in China, focusing on women entrepreneurs, the industries they choose and their areas of specialty.

  • 14.2% of the total samples surveyed were women entrepreneurs.

The mentality of risk-avoidance and “play it safe” has driven female entrepreneurs to start up in service-oriented industries.

  • 9.6% of women had started businesses in the manufacturing industry
  • 18.4% of women had started businesses in the service sector

Proportion of Chinese women entrepreneurs per region:

  • 19.4% are based in Southwest China
  • Central China: 16.5%
  • Northeast China: 16.5%
  • South China: 16.2%
  • Northwest: 9%.
  • East China: 9%.

Female-led enterprises tend to have smaller total assets and employees than their male-led counterparts.

Female entrepreneurs in developed regions are more capable of handling political relations than their male counterparts.

Male entrepreneurs in under-developed regions are more capable of dealing with economic relations than their female counterparts.

Read the main feature HERE.

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