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Factors influencing technological entrepreneurship capabilities: Towards an integrated research framework for Chinese enterprises

Claudio Petti (Department of Innovation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)
Shujun Zhang (Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Sun Yat‐Sen University, Guangzhou, China)

Journal of Technology Management in China

ISSN: 1746-8779

Article publication date: 15 February 2011




This study seeks to address the issue of the factors influencing Chinese enterprises technological entrepreneurship capabilities. This study is particularly relevant in light of the driving role given to enterprises in the process of transforming China into an innovation‐oriented nation and leading science power.


The paper draws on a broad literature review, covering various theoretical fields in International as well as Chinese management literature, to develop an integrated research framework. Relying on a multi‐disciplinary and multi‐level approach, the framework highlights a number of internal processes and external network attributes, their interactions and moderating relationships as related to their impact on Chinese enterprises technological entrepreneurship capabilities and their contributions to business performance.


The paper offers an overview of the factors that affect technological entrepreneurship capabilities, with particular reference to Chinese enterprises. Also, the study highlights some understudied issues and points to a number of research directions of specific relevance for the Chinese context. In this aim, a number of theoretical propositions have been identified.


The paper provides an integrated multi‐disciplinary and multi‐level research framework that organizes the body of knowledge, scattered in different literature and contexts, in a state‐of‐the‐art piece of the research into technology entrepreneurship capabilities, as well as to identify more specific research questions, model, testable hypothesis and related studies that build on and add value to previous research.



Petti, C. and Zhang, S. (2011), "Factors influencing technological entrepreneurship capabilities: Towards an integrated research framework for Chinese enterprises", Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 7-25.



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