Entrepreneurship education and training in Malaysia’s public higher learning institutions

Abdul Majid, Izaidin and Cooper, Sarah and Kamarudin, Mohd Fauzi and Ismail, Kamariah (2010) Entrepreneurship education and training in Malaysia’s public higher learning institutions. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCET), 28&29 June 2010, Melaka.

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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)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Department of Technopreneurship
Depositing User: Prof Madya Dr. Izaidin Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 03:08
Last Modified: 29 May 2023 15:40
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/11505
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