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Entrepreneurship training: Why trainee selection is as vital as training design and delivery

Acta Commercii

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Title Entrepreneurship training: Why trainee selection is as vital as training design and delivery
Creator Davies, Clint Moos, Menisha van Vuuren, Jurie
Subject entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship training. entrepreneurship training; entrepreneurship human capital; training efficacy; training design; entrepreneurial self-efficacy
Description Orientation: Entrepreneurship education (EE) and entrepreneurship training (ET) programmes have boomed but many studies have questioned the degree of applied benefits realised from the training.Research purpose: The purpose of this research was to resolve the weaknesses and inconsistencies found in prior research concerning ET efficacy.Motivation for the study: This research aimed to reveal more precisely why and how ET is effective.Research design, approach and method: The study was quantitative and quasi-experimental, and the data were collected in a non-probability purposive sampling strategy from 234 respondents. The eventual sample size was 184 (before) and 184 (after), in a matched-pair sample, based on the number of usable surveys with a response rate of 78.63%. The study statistics included simple regression and multiple-hierarchical regression analyses.Main findings: Results indicated entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) had a greater direct impact on entrepreneurial competencies (r = 0.613) and business management skills (r = 0.552) than training design did (r = 0.471; r = 0.400), respectively. Furthermore, multiple-hierarchical regression showed that ESE mediates the impact of training design on entrepreneurial competencies and business management skills.Practical/managerial implications: Without high levels of ESE, ET is likely to be ineffective regardless of how well designed or delivered it is, because the trainees’ abilities make all the difference. Trainee selection is therefore a key determinant of ET efficacy.Contribution/value-add: There is an innovative mediation effect of ESE on the impact that ET has on entrepreneurship human capital (EHC). This extends the implication of seminal work on self-efficacy theory into the realm of ET and EHC outcomes.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-11-13
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Quasi-experimental; quantitative; survey-based study
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ac.v23i1.1134
Source Acta Commercii; Vol 23, No 1 (2023); 14 pages 1684-1999 2413-1903
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa current potential entrepreneurs, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Clint Davies, Menisha Moos, Jurie van Vuuren