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Exploring student interest in entrepreneurship at technical and engineering based higher education institution

Baharun, Rohaizat (2008) Exploring student interest in entrepreneurship at technical and engineering based higher education institution. In: Proceedings of Academy of Innovation And Entrepreneurship 2008. Intellectual Property Publ House, China, pp. 339-343. ISBN 978-7-80247-039-2

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Entrepreneurship creates wealth and reduces unemployment. Entrepreneurs contribute to industrialisation as well as to economic growth; they improve living standards and tax revenues from their enterprises contribute to a nation' s treasury. Not surprisingly, then, governments have been spending considerable sums trying to create entrepreneurs. With this changing and approach, young graduates may face the opportunities to self-employment, of which the approach implies greater scope for entrepreneurial activity. This articles discusses entrepreneurship education and draws on primary research into students attitudes to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurships. A total of 300 questionaires were collected from the respondents. The results showed that entrepreneurship education should be incorporated into the non-business degree programmes and entrepreneurship as a career should be encourage on career choice specially for the technical degree programmes.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-7-80247-039-2; Annual Conference of the Academy-of-Innovation-and-Entrepreneurship, Tsinghua Univ, Beijing, Peoples R China, Mar 27-29, 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords:entrepreneur, Malaysia, under-graduate, career, non-business students
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:12839
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:04 Jul 2011 01:26
Last Modified:04 Jul 2011 01:26

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