Entrepreneurship education and students' internet entrepreneurship intentions: Evidence from Chinese HEIs

Millman, Cindy and Li, Z. and Matlay, H. and Wong, W. (2010) Entrepreneurship education and students' internet entrepreneurship intentions: Evidence from Chinese HEIs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 17 (4). pp. 569-590. ISSN 14626004 (ISSN)

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Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine factors that motivate Chinese students' attitudes and perceptions relating to their internet entrepreneurship intentions (IEIs). Design/methodology/approach: This paper is based on the results of a survey of students studying at three universities in China. It explores gender, household incomes, study disciplines, online activities as well as other factors that might influence their internet entrepreneurship intentions. Findings: It emerges that demographic factors such as gender, household incomes and student status are positively related to their IEIs. The disciplines that a student studies, information and communication technology (ICT) courses and online shopping experiences significantly impact on their IEIs. Practical implications: The results of this research study provide empirically rigorous evidence for understanding the reasons why some students in Chinese HEIs are more likely than others to become internet entrepreneurs. Originality/value: Although the survey focuses on respondents studying in Chinese HEIs, the results of this research study could prove useful for entrepreneurship educators in industrially developed and developing countries. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/14626001011088732
October 2010Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, Education, Entrepreneurialism, Internet, Motivation (psychology)
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-02 - business studies
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 14:58
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:49
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2805

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