Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures-and Yours

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Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures-and Yours

By Tarun Khanna
Harvard Business School Press, 2008
368 pp. $29.95
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The title of this book might suggest that it is not a serious scholarly study, which in fact it is. Although the claim of "billions" of entrepreneurs is a bit much, there is no denying that both China and India are now at last having success in advancing their economies and that a driving force in their economic growth is their private sectors. Khanna has written an objective and insightful comparison of China and India. His analysis of Indian developments is particularly outstanding, because it is based on his firsthand experiences in India. But he does not hold back in his praise of Chinese successes. The result is a very fair-minded report on the two Asian giants.