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A comparison study on innovation and entrepreneurship education in and out of China from a bibliometric perspective

Xin Feng (School of Management, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, Shijiazhuang, China)
Xu Wang (School of Economics and Management, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)
Mengxia Qi (School of Economics and Management, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 16 June 2023




In the era of the digital economy, higher demands are placed on versatile talents, and the cultivation of students with innovative and entrepreneurial abilities has become an important issue for the further development of higher education, thus leading to extensive and in-depth research by many scholars. The study summarizes the characteristics and patterns of dual-innovation education at different stages of development, hoping to provide a systematic model for the development of dual-innovation education in China and make up for the shortcomings.


This paper uses Citespace software to visualize and analyze the relevant literature in CNKI and Web of Science databases from a bibliometric perspective, focusing on quantitative analysis in terms of article trends, topic clustering, keyword co-linear networks and topic time evolution, etc., to summarize and sort out the development of innovation and entrepreneurship education research at home and abroad.


The study found that the external characteristics of the literature published in the field of bi-innovation education in China and abroad are slightly different, mainly in that foreign publishers are more closely connected and have formed a more stable ecosystem. In terms of research hotspots, China is still in a critical period of reforming its curriculum and teaching model, and research on the integration of specialization and creative education is in full swing, while foreign countries focus more on the cultivation of students' entrepreneurial awareness and the enhancement of individual effectiveness. In terms of cutting-edge analysis, the main research directions in China are “creative education”, “new engineering”, “integration of industry and education” and “rural revitalization”.


Innovation and entrepreneurship education in China is still in its infancy, and most of the studies lack an overall overview and comparison of foreign studies. Based on the econometric analysis of domestic and foreign literature, this paper proposes a path for domestic innovation and entrepreneurship education reform that can make China's future education reform more effective.



The authors acknowledge the financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (No. G2021203011), Humanities and Social Science Research Project of Hebei Education Department (No. JCZX2023015) and Demonstration Course of Ideological and Political Education for Graduate Students in Hebei Province (No. YKCSZ2022027).


Feng, X., Wang, X. and Qi, M. (2023), "A comparison study on innovation and entrepreneurship education in and out of China from a bibliometric perspective", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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