Government and Entrepreneurship: The Evolution of Entrepreneurship in China

Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School

Tarun Khanna, Professor at Harvard Business School, argues that the old equation that government = inefficient does not hold unilaterally but depends on the context. To illustrate, Khanna describes the evolution of the Communist Party of China and its efforts to co-opt entrepreneurs so that now the government and entrepreneurship is very closely integrated. In contrast, Khanna suggests that in India entrepreneurs keep their distance from the government.