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The university readiness-based model towards students’ entrepreneurship education

Zainol Ariffin, Zaimah and Muhd Jamil, Che Zuriana (2014) The university readiness-based model towards students’ entrepreneurship education. Project Report. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok. (Unpublished)

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Entrepreneurship has been acknowledged as one of the economic indicator and received more attention from universities in many countries. Entrepreneurship skills and capabilites can be developed through implementing a holistic training, education and lifelong learning.The universities must improve their facilities if they want to support future entrepreneurship education.As mentioned by strategy in 10th Malaysian Plan, graduate entrepreneur will act a catalyst for economic transformation, therefore, need to be very careful in handling and managing them.The aim of this study is to measure the University’s readiness in providing entrepreneurship education, identify factors that influence students to start a career as entrepreneur and determine area of improvement. This study used perceived desirability and feasibility to measure students’ perception towards the readiness of the University in providing entrepreneurship education.This is a survey method of study.The sample of the study was undergraduate students in Universiti Utara Malaysia.The total 400 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 375 questionnaires were returned with response rate of 94%.This study reveals that students perceived that the administrators give fully support to the entrepreneurship program and activities in the University; families and communities influence their career choice; entrepreneurship lecturers have sufficient entrepreneurship’ skill and knowledge; the students satisfy with the entrepreneurship course content, the teaching methods stimulates students’ interest; the University provide sufficient facilities and infrastructure; and the time organization is adequate and satisfactory.This study confirmed that the desirability and feasibility factors were able to explain students’ perception on the University’s readiness in providing entrepreneurship education.This study also found that desirability factors drive entrepreneurial intentions among students.It is confirmed that families and communities, attitudinal and behavioral factors are able to explain the entrepreneurial intentions.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Zaimah Zainol Ariffin
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2014 01:56
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 08:34
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12767

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