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A Study on the Influence of University Teachers' Social Network on Their Entrepreneurship Intention

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DOI: 10.25236/icemet.2017.004


Shibin Ma, Jingjing Zhao, Yong Wang

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Shibin Ma


This paper constructs the research model of “social network-entrepreneurial attitude-entrepreneurial intention ", with 184 college teachers in Nanjing as the research sample. The results show that: (1) The individual network, government support network and business network has a significant positive effect on entrepreneurial intention of university teachers, which affect the individual network the biggest role, followed by the commercial network, government support network with minimal impact. (2) Entrepreneurial attitude plays an intermediary role in the process of social network influencing entrepreneurial intention, and even mediates the role of government supporting network and entrepreneurial intention.


Social network, Entrepreneurial attitude, Entrepreneurial intention, University teachers.