Factors involved in the success of Hong Kong construction and property entrepreneurs

King Fai Sammy HUI, Josephine CSETE, John RAFTERY

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report a study investigating the success stories of six entrepreneurs in the Hong Kong construction and property field. Design/methodology/approach – Through in-depth interviews, participants shared their experiences and the factors they perceived as contributing to their success. Findings – Evidence obtained from the interviews suggests what scholars mean by the Chinese entrepreneurial ethic is best understood as a combination of cultural values and strategizing behaviours. Research limitations/implications – Data collected in this study were restricted to the construction and property industry. However, the same combination of values and strategies would be an essential factor contributing to success in other industries, and therefore further exploration of this is encouraged. Originality/value – This paper explores the factors which successful Hong Kong construction and property entrepreneurs regarded as contributing to their success, it adds knowledge to the discussion of whether success can sensibly be explained. Copyright © 2006 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-245
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006



Hui, S. K.-F., Csete, J., & Raftery, J. (2006). Factors involved in the success of Hong Kong construction and property entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 12(4), 228-245.


  • Construction industry
  • Culture
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Hong Kong