Technological entrepreneurship and policy environment: A case of China

Gang Zhang, Xuebing Peng, Jun Li

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-751
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


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