The Past, Present and Future of Research on Chinese Entrepreneurship Education: A Bibliometric Analysis Based on CSSCI Journal Articles

Author/s: Ye Zheng

DOI: 10.12738/estp.2018.5.025 

Year: 2018 Vol: 18 Number: 5


The study is carried out based on 1134 journal articles on entrepreneurship education research included in CSSCI database from 1999 to 2017 as samples by employing the bibliometric and visual analysis methods, longitudinally the past, present and future of the entrepreneurship education in China, stating the concerns, focuses of the research and author collaboration at different stages of development in the academic circles, and pointing out the direction of the future study. Results show that the study on Chinese entrepreneurial education in the past 20 years has gradually come from the initial “exploratory stage” to the “comprehensive advance stage”, when with the number of papers published is in a significant growth and the funded papers are also increasing significantly. Focuses of the entrepreneurship education research have gradually been centralized with the research perspective transformed from the preliminary theoretical research into the in-depth discussion on the real hot spot issues. The trend of partnerships between authors is also shifting from “divergence” to “convergence”. For the future, It is advised to promote and improve the study on Chinese entrepreneurship education from two angles including “active change” and “external intervention”.

Entrepreneurship Education, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship Education System, Bibliometric Analysis

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