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Exploring entrepreneural learning among Malaysian universities students'

Hashim, Norashidah and Ooi, Yeng Keat (2010) Exploring entrepreneural learning among Malaysian universities students'. In: International Management Education Conference 2010 (iMEC 2010), 6-8 Oktober 2010, Mahkota Hotel, Melaka. (Unpublished)

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Entrepreneurs learn through experience and have high degree of willingness to learn in order to acquire certain knowledge and skill that benefit themselves as well as their business ventures. This style of entrepreneurial learning should be adopted by students as part of the process in inculcating entrepreneurship readiness.This research was attempted to develop items for measuring entrepreneurial learning readiness using sequential mixed-method approach. The first phase of this study explored the dimension of entrepreneurs learning readiness among small business owners in Malaysia using multi-case study approach. Second phase of the study was attempted to explore entrepreneurial learning readiness among the students at public higher learning institution in Malaysia using self developed instrument by researcher. There were 15 items using five Likert scale for measuring entrepreneurial learning readiness which consist of two dimension namely learning initiative and willingness to learn. The survey data was gathered from 912 students from four public higher learning institutions in peninsular of Malaysia. The overal finding exhibit the respondents had high learning readiness including learning initiative, entrepreneurial learning techniques and eagerness to learn. The result showed that most students have high willingness to learn that will help them in upgrading themselves in order to success in their future career. It was suggested that future research to include other dimension of entrepreneurial learning readiness and develop certain method to assist student in acquiring the entrepreneurial learning skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Faculty of Business and Economics Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurs, learning, entrepreneurship education, higher learning institution.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 01:58
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 00:57

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