Regional ICT access and entrepreneurship: Evidence from China

Feng Zhang, Dahui Li

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Entrepreneurship has become increasingly important for innovations and economic development. However, there is limited information systems research examining the role of regional ICT for entrepreneurs. This study investigates the direct effect of regional ICT access on individuals’ entrepreneurial performance and the interaction effect between regional ICT access and guanxi in the context of Chinese business and economy. Drawing upon a matched large-scale dataset, we found that regional ICT access in terms of access to the Internet, fixed phone, and mobile phone had a significant impact on performance. Furthermore, regional ICT access had a positive interaction effect with guanxi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-198
Number of pages11
JournalInformation and Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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  • China
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Guanxi
  • Regional ICT access


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