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The Determinants of China’s Academic Entrepreneurial Intention: the Moderating Effects of University and Research Type

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1108720, PP. 1-19

Subject Areas: Business Management

Keywords: Academic Entrepreneurial Intention, Personal Attitude, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, University and Research Type

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The objective of this research is to better understand the determinants of academic entrepreneurial intention under China’s universities. Referring to traditional entrepreneurial model and some research on academic entrepreneurial intention, this paper constructs a model linking China’s university context and academic researcher’s psychological variables with the formation of academic entrepreneurial intention. Based on 364 samples from China’s teaching and research-based universities, we adopt SEM to test the model with the results indicating: 1) personal attitude, entrepreneurial self-efficacy and personal social network can significantly affect academic entrepreneurial intention respectively; 2) university type and research type can both moderate the relation between self-efficacy and academic entrepreneurial intention and the relation between personal social network and academic entrepreneurial intention; 3) university type can significantly moderate the relation between personal attitude and academic entrepreneurial intention. The results highlight significant meaning to China’s policy to motivate more academic entrepreneurship around universities and the strategy to build the entrepreneurial university.

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Tang, Y. (2022). The Determinants of China’s Academic Entrepreneurial Intention: the Moderating Effects of University and Research Type. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e8720. doi:


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