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Entrepreneurship Training and The Management of Small and Medium Scale Service Industries in Imo State (Published)

This study investigated the influence of entrepreneurship training on the management of small and medium scale service industries in Imo State. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study design was descriptive survey. The population of the study consisted of 677 entrepreneurs of small and medium scale service industries in Imo State, out of which 251entrepreneurs were sampled using proportionate random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a 20-item validated structured questionnaire with overall reliability coefficient of 0.79 was obtained using Cronbach alpha method.  Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test. Findings revealed that entrepreneurship training received by entrepreneurial managers strongly influence their staffing but have weak influence on control of employees’ job performance. The study concluded that entrepreneurship training acquired by managers of small and medium scale service industries in Imo State is not sufficient for effective control of their personnel’s job accomplishment. The study recommended among others that; entrepreneurial managers should enroll in coaching classes to develop entrepreneurial skills for effective management of their industries.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship Training, Management, small and medium scale industries

Non-Traditional Entrepreneurship Training Programmes and Entrepreneurial Behaviour (Published)

Entrepreneurial training has been emphasized as a tool to promote business startup in order to reduce unemployment. It is acknowledged to be instrumental in promoting a more entrepreneurial climate in a country. Researchers have pointed out that training plays a vital role in supporting emerging small businesses. It prepares people to start their own business, strengthens their entrepreneurial capabilities, changes their mindsets and encourages them to undertake the entrepreneurial endeavour. However, despite the increasing attention on entrepreneurship training, much emphasis have been on traditional training programmes with less focus on non-traditional training programmes with a lack of research on entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurship training in varied and multiple contexts. Using a descriptive study, 195 participants of non-traditional entrepreneurship programmes offered by the government in Southern Nigeria were examined and findings reveal that to a large extent non-traditional entrepreneurship programmes does contribute to the nurturing of participants’ entrepreneurial attributes, values, mindset, intention and the starting of their businesses. The findings add new knowledge to the entrepreneurship literature on non-traditional entrepreneurship training programmes. It provides implications that will guide government policy decision in the offering of entrepreneurship programmes in the region under study.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Attributes, Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Training, entrepreneurial intention

Entrepreneurship Development and Unemployment Reduction in Nigeria (Published)

This study investigates the relationship between Entrepreneurship Development and employment reduction in Anambra State, Nigeria. The research focused on youths of five selected Local Government Council of Anambra state, Nigeria. Data were collected using questionnaire from an infinite population of the selected Local Government Council. Samples of 30 youths were drawn from the population of each Local Government through a convenience sampling technique. A total of 150 youths were sample for the study. However, four hypotheses were tested; the first, second and third hypotheses were designed to investigate the relationship between Entrepreneurship training and unemployment reduction; the relationship between Entrepreneurship traits and unemployment reduction; and the relationship between Entrepreneurship empowerment and unemployment reduction respectively. The fourth hypothesis was on the examination of entrepreneurship challenges affecting unemployment reduction. The test conducted shows that the variables in Ho1, Ho2 and Ho3 were significantly and positively related and Ho4 was also significant. The study recommended that Government should strive to reduce the cost of doing business in Nigeria. Unemployed youths in Anambra State should also be strengthened to embrace entrepreneurship devoid the imitation and vocational inclinations.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Development, Entrepreneurship Empowerment, Entrepreneurship Training, Entrepreneurship Traits, Unemployment