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Entrepreneurship integration: a paradigm-shift for sustaining architectural education innovation

Gafar, Mudashir and Kasim, Rozilah and Martin, David and Wan Yusoff, Wan Fauziah (2016) Entrepreneurship integration: a paradigm-shift for sustaining architectural education innovation. International Business Management, 10 (17). pp. 3944-5250. ISSN 19935250

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Abstract

The prime intention of this research is to stress the potential benefit of introducing entrepreneurship teaching into the architectural education’s curriculum structure. The study outlined channels of introduction and impediments that could hinder the integration. Hence, findings from the survey carried out on the current status of entrepreneurship integration in Nigerian schools of architecture provided. The study used mainly quantitative research approach through purposive sampling method. The perception of 389 students and educators of architecture program on the entrepreneurship awareness were sampled and the data collected was analysed with a Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The research outcomes showed that entrepreneurship's integration in the selected Nigerian schools of architecture is still at its lowest stage. As a matter of fact, the educators’ level of entrepreneurship knowledge is somewhat weak to instil entrepreneurship culture on their educatees. Orthodox teaching approach (lecture series) is still predominately used as against the innovative practical-based teaching methods required for today’s competitive economic reality. Possible impediments to the entrepreneurship integration and modalities on how to successfully inculcate entrepreneurship re-orientation in the young architects under training in the higher learning institutions provided. Today's reality is to position training and practice of architecture in the perspective of techno-entrepreneurialism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship; integration; architectural education; orthodox; techno-entrepreneurialism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 03:23
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 03:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11707
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