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Entrepreneurship Education and Training on Business Venturing: Perception of Lagos State University Undergraduate Students

Awe, Kayode Obafemi and Genty, Kabiru Ishola (2017) Entrepreneurship Education and Training on Business Venturing: Perception of Lagos State University Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Development Strategies in Humanities, Management and Social Sciences IJDSHMSS, 7 (1). ISSN 2360-9044

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship of entrepreneurship education and training on business venturing among entrepreneurship undergraduate students in Lagos State University. The integrated theoretical perspective was based on human capital theory and economic theory of entrepreneurship. An empirical analysis was done by means of survey method to determine the perceptions of students' selected from 300 levels and 400 levels of three (3) departments offering entrepreneurship courses. The study adapted instrument developed by Nian et al and Almousa/Paorkodi with Cronbach Alpha of 0.780, meanwhile purposive sampling procedure was used in the study to select the required sample size. The data collected were analyzed descriptively; while the stated research hypotheses were investigated using Pearson product moment correlation technique at O.Ol level of significance. Findings show that entrepreneurship education and training has encouraged students to pursue business venturing (r = .619, p < 0.01). Similarly, the relationship between entrepreneurship education and training on innovations for commercialization among the student was also significant (r =.338, p < O.Ol).There was also a significant relationship between the given entrepreneurship education and training as a hope for national development and competitiveness through strategic partnership (r = .520, p < 0.01). The study recommended that university management should improve on the courses and practical curricula of entrepreneurship education and training to foster innovation at the university. Secondly, the study recommended a strong strategic partnership with industry expert, professionals, mentors, and coaches and provides logistic support from the government and non-governmental bodies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education and Training, Business Venturing, Innovation and Strategic Partnership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10613

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