How Department Context Affects Academic Entrepreneurship:Evidence from Chinese universities

Wang, Miao and Cai, Jianfeng and Soetanto, Danny and Guo, Ying (2020) How Department Context Affects Academic Entrepreneurship:Evidence from Chinese universities. Journal of Small Business Management. ISSN 0047-2778 (In Press)

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This study aims to bridge the gap in the literature by empirically analyzing how department context influences academic scientists’ intention to engage in knowledge commercialization. Using the theory of planned behavior (TPB) as a framework and a survey of 272 scientists from Chinese universities, this study shows that although entrepreneurial intention is positively influenced by the department’s scientific reputation and the presence of role models, no such effect is found for department entrepreneurial support. In the absence of department context, our findings also suggest that scientists’ motivational factors, such as commercialization attitude and perceived behavioral control, still significantly influence their intentions to engage in commercialization activities.

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