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A Systematic Review of Entrepreneurship Education Literature in Nigeria: Where is the Focus of Research?

Nuhu, Lemun Yatu and Loon, Mark and Bell, Robin (2016) A Systematic Review of Entrepreneurship Education Literature in Nigeria: Where is the Focus of Research? In: UFHRD 2016, Leadership, Diversity and Changing Practices in HRD in a Global Context, 8th - 10th June, Manchester Metropolitan University. (In Press)

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Purpose- Entrepreneurship education (EEd) plays a crucial role in the development of entrepreneurs and the enhancement of entrepreneurial activities in every economy. This paper examined what Higher education Institutions (HEIs) do in learning and teaching of entrepreneurship in general and how entrepreneurship development takes place in Nigerian HEIs. The outcome from this study will enable a deeper understanding on what HEIs do EEd, with more exposure as to what the areas and focus of research is in the Nigerian context. Design/methodology/approach- The study adopted a systematic literature review approach- drawing from a computerized search of five selected data bases, using predetermined key words by the researchers. Findings: The main finding of this paper is that, related concepts like skills, intention, drive and attitude have been use in expounding discussions on the outcome of EEd, but very little has been written on entrepreneurial mind-set (EMS), of which other studies have suggested that it’s a crucial point in the journey of an entrepreneurs (Reed & Stoltz, 2011; Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), 2012; Neneh, 2012). Furthermore, learning and teaching of entrepreneurship in Nigerian HEIs seems to be more on creating awareness (about entrepreneurship) than actual preparation for entrepreneurship (For entrepreneurship). Research limitations/implications- The paper is limited since it is based on a review of literature from a selected databases- covering a specific time span. This potentially excludes other studies outside this time span. A more comprehensive overview of these contributions would benefit from employing tools such as Google Scholar, for an overview of the sub–domains online. Originality/value – There are limited studies that focus on the issue of entrepreneurial mind-set in entrepreneurship education in Africa, specifically Nigeria. This paper and its focus in particular, have laid down pioneering ground work for research on entrepreneurial mind-set development in Nigerian entrepreneurship education.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, Entrepreneurial Learning and teaching in HEI, Entrepreneurial Development, Entrepreneurial Mind-set, Entrepreneurial curriculum.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 13:49
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4602

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