Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in China: Transformations in university curriculum and research capacity

Ka Ho Joshua MOK, Yue KAN

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Abstract

In the past decade, higher education in China’s mainland has experienced significant transformation. In order to cope with the growing challenges of the knowledge-based economy, the Chinese Government has adopted different reform measures to enhance research and promote innovation through the promotion of entrepreneurship education in university curriculum. The chapter focuses on three aspects of higher education reforms in China, critically examining (1) the promotion of entrepreneurship education through curriculum reform, (2) the enhancement of research capacity, and (3) the promotion of university–industry–enterprise cooperation. This chapter also discusses major challenges in implementing reform measures in transforming curriculum and research capacity in Chinese universities. Copyright © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher education in the BRICS countries: Investigating the pact between higher education and society
EditorsSimon SCHWARTZMAN, Rómulo PINHEIRO, Pundy PILLAY
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages439-462
ISBN (Electronic)9789401795708
ISBN (Print)9789401795692
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Citation

Mok, J. K. H., & Yue, K. (2015). Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in China: Transformations in university curriculum and research capacity. In S. Schwartzman, R. Pinheiro, & P. Pillay (Eds.), Higher education in the BRICS countries: Investigating the pact between higher education and society (pp. 439-462). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.

Keywords

  • World economic forum
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Entrepreneurial skill
  • Chinese high education