ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: STUDY OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND THE MAIN BARRIERS IN MOZAMBICAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
Vol. Volumne 20, Number 3 September/2015
Dambusse Libombo and Anabela Dinis
This study focuses on the issue of entrepreneurship education and the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the context developing countries. More specifically it aims to understand the effectiveness how entrepreneurship education is being implemented in these countries and to identify the main barriers to the creation of companies promoted by /incubated in HEI with entrepreneurship education in their curricula. The paper includes theoretical discussion and presentation of a case study. It begins with a literature review about the relationship between entrepreneurship and development and entrepreneurship education in the context of developing countries; it follows with the discussion about entrepreneurship education provided by HEI. The empirical study is focused in Mozambique case. After a contextualization of the historical swift of entrepreneurship education in Mozambique; then Mozambican HEI with entrepreneurship education are identified and their main achievements and difficulties are discussed. Data collection includes documental sources and interviews with HEI representatives of a sample of 9 establishments of the universe of 5 public and private HEI with entrepreneurship education in Mozambique. Results indicate that lack of resources, trained/qualified teachers and cooperation networks with business community and other relevant actors are the main barriers.
Higher Education Institutions; Entrepreneurship Education, Developing countries, Mozambique.