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Exploring entrepreneurship education and training in Malaysia’s Public Higher Learning Institutions

Abdul Majid, Izaidin and Aman, Othman and Ismail, Kamariah (2010) Exploring entrepreneurship education and training in Malaysia’s Public Higher Learning Institutions. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Colloquium on Business & Management (ICBM)/ 2nd International Conference on Business & Management Education (ICBME), 25th - 28th January 2010, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

Enterprise education generally promotes awareness of entrepreneurship in the form of business start-up and self-employment, as well as the usefulness of enterprise skills for competitiveness in the small and large organisations contexts. Specifically, entrepreneurial education is commonly perceived as the process of training individuals to be able to recognize commercial opportunities and the insight, knowledge and related skills to act on them through the formation of a business venture. This paper explores issues pertaining to entrepreneurship education; Malaysia’s Public Higher Learning Institutions (PHLIs) students’ perception towards entrepreneurship education, the prevalence of business start-up tendencies and factors that encourage students to choose to become entrepreneurs upon finishing their studies at the university. The results reveal that a huge majority of the respondents are enthusiastic to the idea of starting their own business. “Attracted with success of other entrepreneurs”, seems to be the most agreed factors that encourage students to become entrepreneurs in future.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-0-9864591-7-7
Uncontrolled Keywords:enterprise education, enterprise skills, business start-up, Malaysia’s Higher Learning Institutions
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:19277
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:14 Jan 2012 04:37
Last Modified:14 Jan 2012 04:37

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