Entrepreneurship education

Entrepreneurship education

Subtitle: 
Enhancing or discouraging graduate start-up at the University of Pretoria
Author: 
Botha, Melodi
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2016
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Responsibility: 
Ras, Rochelle
Journal Title: 
Africa Education Review
Source: 
Africa Education Review Vol 13 Issue No 2 2016 pp 96-114
Abstract: 

In-depth interviews were conducted with a sample of BCom Entrepreneurship graduates, as well as a control group to determine whether the exposure to entrepreneurship education can enhance actual business start-up. Information was collected on how they experienced the learning approaches, and the value which they had derived from the degree. This was done as a case study at the University of Pretoria. More entrepreneurship graduates started businesses than the control group. Findings of the various constraints to start-up ? of the entrepreneurship graduates’ group ? focused on the lack of a viable business idea and know-how, as compared with the other graduate groups, who indicated that fear of failure and aversion to taking risks were their main constraints. The entrepreneurship graduates were less risk averse than the control group.

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CITATION: Botha, Melodi. Entrepreneurship education . Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group , 2016. Africa Education Review Vol 13 Issue No 2 2016 pp 96-114 - Available at: http://library.au.int/entrepreneurship-education-0