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|Title:||ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED OF BUSINESS EDUCATORS AND OPERATORS OF SMALL SCALE BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS IN DELTA STATE|
|Authors:||AKPOTOHWO FESTUS CHUKWUNWENDU|
|Abstract:||This study was conducted to determine the rating of entrepreneurial competencies required of business education graduates for successful entrepreneurship in Delta State of Nigeria. The population was all registered small-scale businesses and all business educators in tertiary institutions in Delta State. The population which was also the sample of the study consisted of 670 operators of small-scale business organisations in the three senatorial zones of the State and 138 business etcators in the eight tertiary institutions in Delta State. This gave a population 0 808 for the study. Questionnaire was used as instrument for gathering data or the study. Five research questions were answered and six research hypotheses were tested at 0.05 levels of significance. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation estimates, t-test and one-way Analysis of Variance (AN OVA) statistics. Results from the data analyzed showed that critical personal competencies, managerial competencies, financial management competencies, marketing management competencies and information/communication technology (ICT) competencies were identified as required by business education graduates for successful entrepreneurship. It was discovered that operators of small-scale business organisations did not differ significantly on their mean rating of the critical personal, managerial, financial management and marketing management competencies required of business education graduates for successful entrepreneurship. The analysis of data however reveals that business educators differ significantly from operators of small- scale business orqanisations in their mean ratings of the information/communication technology (ICT) competencies required of business education graduates. The results further showed that business educators in the three types of tertiary institutions in Delta State do not differ significantly in their mean ratings of all the five cluster competencies required of business education graduates for successful entrepreneurship. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others, that, educational institutions and private small business organisations should improve their collaborative efforts to create enabling environment for Business Education Graduates to imbibe! necessary industrial experiences in the identified entrepreneurial competencies that will translate to a successful entrepreneurship career on graduation.|
|Description:||a these submitted to the department of business education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in business education|
|Appears in Collections:||Theses & Dissertation|
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