moderated by contexts, whereas more recent constitutive approaches view entrepreneurial innovation as a process wherein actors and contexts are co-created, and narratives play a key role ( Garud et al. 2014 ). Overall, despite the scholarly progress made
Chinese infrastructural projects like the “Belt & Road Initiative” or the “Chinese 16 + 1 Initiative” are trapped in geopolitical narratives. Geopolitical concepts dressed in scientific robes make the logic of warfare begin to prevail over the logic of cooperation. As a consequence, something that was to be an opportunity for less developed countries, becomes the axis of conflict between the great powers. In this paper, I identify the logic of warfare as an underlining characteristic of geopolitical reasoning and show why it is incompatible with economic approach. I also argue that geopolitical concepts are not scientific theories, but rather self-fulfilling prophecies. This theoretical background allows to detect the biggest obstacles related to many Chinese initiatives, and also indicates some necessary means to neutralize geopolitical narratives.
the quintessence of pragmatism that has informed Chinese market reforms of the past four decades. A yet shorter timeline starts with the change of narrative during the rule of Xi Jinping, the party's current leader since the end of 2012, and the
impressionistic or narrative way, in the next section. 2 Factors that contributed to China's growth “Economic miracles” happen when a series of factors jointly play a positive role on economies. These factors increase the productivity of the available factors of