Hubs of Internet Entrepreneurs: The Emergence of Co-working Offices in Shanghai, China

17 page Publication by Bo Wang & Becky P. Y. Loo , , , ,
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Abstract in English:

Recently, the Chinese government has announced the “Internet plus” national strategy to encourage the development of Internet industries, particularly “innovations at the grassroots level.” Supportive government policies at the national and local level, and strong market demand have led to the rise of “Internet plus” entrepreneurs. Many of them are not setting up their own offices but are using shared or co-working offices. This study examines the geographical factors, reasons, and processes behind the emergence of co-working offices for these Internet start-up firms through on-site observations and in-depth interviews with the management and users at major co-working offices in Shanghai, China.

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Journal Journal of Urban Technology
Publication Year 2017
Volume 24:3

DOI 10.1080/10630732.2017.1285124

English | Discipline Business