A Coming Entrepreneurial Boom in India and China?

A new survey of Indian and Chinese professionals and managers who studied or worked in the U.S. and then returned to their home countries finds that more than half may start their own businesses.

Here's a fascinating statistic: A new study of Chinese and Indian professionals and managers who had studied or worked in the U.S. and then returned to their home countries found that slightly more than half think they are either very likely or somewhat likely to start a business within the next five years.

The majority of the survey respondents felt that opportunities to start a business were better in their home countries than in the United States.

The study, which was released today, is called "America's Loss is the World's Gain," [PDF] and it was authored by Vivek Wadhwa, AnnaLee Saxenian, Richard Freeman, Gary Gereffi and Alex Salkever.

The research was funded in part by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.