Entrepreneurship Education --- An Alternative Route to Alleviating Unemployment and the Influence of Gender: An Analysis of University Level Students’ Entrepreneurial Business Ideas

Zuvarashe Judith Mushipe


The study addresses the concept of entrepreneurship education and the influence of gender on entrepreneurship based on the longitudinal survey on entrepreneurial interest of University of Zimbabwe students. The study that covered a period of three years compared the male and female students’ entrepreneurial interest based on the nature of business plans they wrote; and the results show that the male students have a higher entrepreneurship interest than female students. Besides, if the business ideas were to be implemented, the male students’ businesses would require more capital outlay, would be riskier and would have more economic impact in the way of employment creation and contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) than the female students’ business ideas.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijba.v4n2p1

International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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