Overseas Technology Incubators for International Entrepreneurship: A Chinese Experiment

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Issue number3
Early online date1 Aug 2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


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