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Technological entrepreneurship and policy environment: A case of China

Zhang, G and Peng, X and Li, J (2008) 'Technological entrepreneurship and policy environment: A case of China.' Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 15 (4). 733 - 751. ISSN 1462-6004

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Abstract

Purpose - This study aims to better understand the level of China's regional technological entrepreneurship (TE) and the impact of entrepreneurship policy on TE through an integrated research framework. Design/methodology/approach - The paper uses factor analysis and regression analysis to analyse regional TE and entrepreneurship policy with the data of 30 provinces in China in 2003 and 2004. Findings - The research finds that there are regional variations in the level of technological entrepreneurship in China and that regional entrepreneurship policy has considerable impact on technological entrepreneurship activity. Furthermore, a holistic rather than a fragmented policy is needed to improve the level of regional technological entrepreneurship activity. Practical implications - The research findings are valuable for policy makers who are responsible for promoting technological entrepreneurship activity and for entrepreneurs who need to be aware of opportunities as a result of entrepreneurship policy. Originality/value - A new integrated framework is developed for empirical analysis of technological entrepreneurship in China. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 09:47
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4331

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