Accepted paper:

Institutional entrepreneurship: the promoting of ethnic medicine clinics and private hospitals in Qiandongnan prefecture in Guizhou, China

Authors:

Xiaomin Zhang (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, CASS)

Paper short abstract:

From a case study to explore the urgency in transition period in China, of institutional entrepreneurship to utilize all types of resources, in this case, the ethnic medical talents.

Paper long abstract:

From a case study to explore the urgency in transition period in China, of institutional entrepreneurship to utilize all types of resources, in this case, the ethnic medical talents. In the case of institutional entrepreneurship by the prefecture, ethnic folk doctors were trained and examined, those who passed the exam successfully got the Medical licensing to be an ethnic doctor within the prefecture. Ethnic Private hospitals built up from scratch. Otherwise, according to the law of "People's Republic of Medical Practitioners" implemented from May 1, 1999, its provisions for examination and education level would prevent many ethnic doctors from taking part in the exam or passing the examination, which means that they cannot be a doctor any more or their practice of medicine would be illegal. The motivations, process and results of institutional entrepreneurship are discussed.

panel P105
Enterprise development and traditional society and culture (Commission on Enterprise Anthropology)