This course offers a comparative view of the laws and regulations that pertain to small businesses in the U.S. and China. We will learn about the history and current practices of micro-enterprise formation, operation and succession in both countries. Students will have an opportunity to delve into legal principles of business regulation, contracts, and the culture of entrepreneurship. It will explore the role of family-owned businesses and transactional business lawyers. The course will conclude with a look at the development of Chinese business districts throughout the United States as models of community economic development.
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