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Hong Kong MobileMaking a Global Population$
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Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099180

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.001.0001

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Is Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Declining?

Is Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Declining?

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(p.326) (p.327) 11 Is Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Declining?
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Hong Kong Mobile
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Wenbin Sun

Siu-lun Wong

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0012

This chapter examines the relationship between entrepreneurship and a particular kind of education process termed credentialism. An entrepreneurial spirit is essential to the dynamism of a commercial society like Hong Kong. It has facilitated the circulation of people, goods, and ideas and is a quality most Hong Kongers have taken pride in. However, this force seems to have declined since the 1980s. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reports that the territory's total entrepreneurial activity index scores low. In light of new opportunities on the mainland, one has to ask if this generation of Hong Kongers has been prepared well enough to explore them. Professionals in the creative industries have crossed the border to seek strategic alliances with mainland counterparts.

Keywords:   credentialism, commercial spirit, creative industries, GEM, entrepreneurial activity

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