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Diversity of entrepreneurship education within facilities management philosophy: an agent of transformation

Gafar, Mudashir and Kasim, Rozilah and Martin , David Juanil (2014) Diversity of entrepreneurship education within facilities management philosophy: an agent of transformation. In: 7th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS 2014), 29-30 April 2014, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN), Putrajaya.


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This paper presents the inter-diversity of entrepreneurship education (EE) within the speciality of facilities management (FM) philosophy. The diversity is to achieve increased understanding of EE and its strong relationship to the core value of FM for an organisation repositioning in the competitive economy. Likewise, the aim is to build on the process nature and various benefits of the two domains of knowledge for a sustainable future. The paper employed critical reviews of related literature and content analysis of the process nature of EE in conjunction with the FM. FM assessment model (FMAM) proposed for recognising the complexity of EE and FM as both are agent of transform. The process built-up of the proposed FMAM and theoretical relationship of all important elements discussed. The model contributes new body of knowledge by bridging in the gaps that exist in the previous EE assessment models. The values inherent on the need to provide diverse training for the students of higher learning institutions proffered. Hence, the valid reasons for the choice of the FM strategic approach to assess the impact of entrepreneurship education on the student's entrepreneurial intents provided. In sum, the interconnectivity of FM and EE is an intellectual scholarly thinking for the advancement of FM in the field of EE assessment approach. The novelty here is lack of sophistication which implies a new evaluation research approach for the entrepreneurship educator’s reassessment of their programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: facilities management; entrepreneurship education; change agent
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2014 07:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2014 07:42
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5620
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