International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research (IJSBER)

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Entrepreneurship Skill and Background of Those That Have Tendency To Set-up Their Own Businesses (Review Completed - Accepted)

The research study was undertaken to find out how and where some of our entrepreneurs got their business ideas .In order to determine the attributes of these entrepreneurs, two questions were prepared and presented to the respondents through the instrument of questionnaire. The findings in table 4 shows that greater proportion of the respondents had industrial work experience, represented by (64.1%), while those who got their work experience through family business and those who got their work experience through research institutes (R/D), were both represented by (15.4%), each.

The forth group are those that had their work experience through professional and consultancy services, represented by (5.1%), of the total sample. The study has clearly revealed that provision for the training in skill knowledge through a period of apprenticeship or secondment to the industry should be part of the future drafting of the undergraduate entrepreneurship curriculum, especially for those who are majoring for the degree of a BSc./BTech. in entrepreneurship

. Other areas covered by the work includes: age, sex, marital status and respondents’ qualifications in tables 1, 2, 3, and 5, while figure 1 represents where respondents got their business ideas. Figure 2 shows the educational background of the respondents. The finding revealed that any graduate that majors in entrepreneurship of which the course curriculum does not include sufficient practical training skills and knowledge can not be said to answer as an expert who obtained a BSc/BTech. in entrepreneurship, because it can not claim to have got the skills to enable the graduate of such a discipline to set-up any business at all


Keywords: Business ideas, Entrepreneurship major, Respondents, and experience

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