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Enterprise Survey for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China(ESIEC)

Targeting private and foreign-owned enterprises registered in China from 2010 to 2017, the baseline survey of Enterprise Survey for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China will be conducted in summer 2018. The sample includes a total of 58,500 corporations and individual household businesses in 117 counties and districts in Liaoning Province, Shanghai Municipality, Zhejiang Province, Henan Province, Guangdong Province and Gansu Province. The content of the survey mainly surrounds entrepreneur's entrepreneurial history and enterprise's creation process, basic information, operating conditions, innovation, network relationships, and business environment. The baseline survey will be divided into two phases – the first phase (15th to 27th July 2018) covers Henan, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Gansu and the second phase Liaoning and Shanghai (29th July to 10th August 2018). From 2019, we will start tracking these samples quarterly.

To motivate college students to further understand the history of entrepreneurs and socio-economic phenomena, the project team shall encourages enumerators to write survey reports in essay format. These reports will be published in real time on the WeChat public account "Enterprise Survey for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China". The best of these reports will be selected and compiled into a book to mark the 120th anniversary of Peking University and the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening in China.