Surviving through incubation based on entrepreneurship-specific human capital development: The moderating role of tenants' network involvement

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  • Authors:
  • Li Zhang
  • Ping Gao
  • Yongtao Zhou
  • Yuchuan Zhang
  • Junhua Wang


Drawing upon human capital theory and the co-production view of business support processes, this paper investigates the moderating effects of network involvement on entrepreneurship-specific human capital (ESHC) that determines the tenants' survival in an incubator. Longitudinal data between 2006 and 2009 of 71 ventures located in an incubator in China have been collected and analyzed. The research confirms that network involvement strengthens the influence of entrepreneurial experience on tenants' successful graduation, but does not impact the relationship between entrepreneurial family background and tenants' graduation.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2866
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number10
Early online date20 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - May 2019