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African Business Schools: do they promote entrepreneurship?

African Business Schools: do they promote entrepreneurship?

Svotwa, Tendai Douglas and Du Plessis, Yvonne (2024) African Business Schools: do they promote entrepreneurship? In: 2nd Edition of International Conference on Sustainable Business Practices in a VUCA World, 9th - 10th May, 2024, International University of Rabat, Morocco. (In Press)

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The Entrepreneurship competence is critical to the attainment of the UN Agenda 2030 goals and AU Agenda 2063 strategies on the African continent. This study explores the role of six selected, prominent African Business Schools in promoting entrepreneurship on the African continent, underpinned by the Theory of Planned Behaviour. An exploratory research design was used with a systematic literature review of secondary data on entrepreneurship in twelve Scopus rated journals. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. It was found that African Business Schools do not fully promote entrepreneurship education in Africa, due to the absence of entrepreneurship related modules in their curricula, as well as entrepreneurship related degree programmes at postgraduate level. Government was also found not to be supportive of business schools’ financial needs as evidenced by the lack of funding. The study was limited in that it only focused on a review of literature in the domain of entrepreneurship. Therefore, it can be recommended that business schools in Africa should offer compulsory entrepreneurship modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as masters’ programmes with specialisation in entrepreneurship. Future research should therefore be empirical in nature, based on mixed methods to overcome the weaknesses of the other research method.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial education; African Business Schools; Association of African Business Schools; entrepreneurial intention; theory of planned behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 11:27

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