This paper examines a Chinese institutional innovation with respect to the use of overseas technology incubators in support of international entrepreneurship. It presents an overview of China's overseas technology incubator initiative in terms of its strategic considerations, aims and objectives, the structure of incentives and the characteristics of the seven such incubators in operation. The author also proposes a bridging network incubator model as a means of establishing the principles for evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the initiative. Qualitative data were used for a tentative exploration of certain aspects of the initiative.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
|Early online date
|1 Aug 2009
|Published - 1 Aug 2009