Triggering Entrepreneurial Intensions through Experiential Learning in an Open Distance Learning Institution

Tshilidzi Eric Nenzhelele
2014 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
Entrepreneurship has been earmarked as a major contributor to countries' economy by promoting innovation, competition, and employment. Entrepreneurship is a process and entrepreneurial intention is the first step in the process. No entrepreneurial behaviours happen by accident. Entrepreneurial behaviours are intentionally planned. Therefore, entrepreneurial intentions are the best predictors of entrepreneurial behaviour. It has been established that educational courses in entrepreneurship
more » ... rs entrepreneurial intentions. Also, it has been concluded that experiential learning produces entrepreneurs the same way it produces nurses, doctors and engineers. However, there is lack of research that establishes whether other nonentrepreneurship courses influence entrepreneurship intentions of learners. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to establish the influence of business management experiential learning course in open distance learning institution on entrepreneurial intensions of learners. This is a quantitative research and uses a questionnaire to collect data from the respondents.
doi:10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n16p199 fatcat:i6wlqorc7jex7lixdhzuzaxnse