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International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJSEI)

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International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 papers in press)

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  • An Impact Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Education on Self-Employment Option Among Nigerian University Undergraduates   Order a copy of this article
    by Olufemi Obembe, Rosaline Soetan, Ifeolu Olagbaju, Olajumoke Oyetunji-Alemede, Folashade Akinyemi 
    Abstract: This study adopted a propensity score matching method to evaluate the impact of entrepreneurship education on self-employment prospects of students from three universities in Nigeria. Students that were yet to take entrepreneurship education course were randomized to serve as controls for those that had taken the course. The outcome variable was measured using a binary choice variable and a continuous variable generated from a scale that measures the likelihood of students taking into self-employment. The MatchIt package in R was utilized for the evaluation and our results show that entrepreneurship education had a positive but not significant impact on self-employment choice among the students. This indicates that entrepreneurship education alone may not be sufficient in reducing youth unemployment in Nigeria.
    Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education; Impact Evaluation; Youth Unemployment; Nigeria; Propensity Score Matching.

  • Social Entrepreneurial Biotechnology and Collaboration in Mexico   Order a copy of this article
    by Christos Apostolakis, Katharyn Apostolakis, Rafael Alcaraz, Marcia Villasana Campos 
    Abstract: This article reflects upon an experimental research-based approach to examine collaboration within social entrepreneurial biotechnology in a particular setting, that of Mexicos university sector. The impact of entrepreneurial collaboration to biotechnology can be considered as a vital element for sustainability in growth in a wide range of geographical jurisdictions. In this respect, the article explores, even at an initial stage, the development of entrepreneurial collaboration regarding biotechnology operations in Monterrey, Mexico. Therein the role of the regional university, Tecnologico de Monterrey is analysed and emphasised. rnMethodology-wise it relies upon observations and initial semi-structured interviews that can constitute the basis for further research expansion. The results are really encouraging as the day biotechnology will contribute substantially to the sustainable growth of Monterrey and the region of Nuevo Leon should be regarded as arriving shortly. To this extent, support to rnCovid-19 pandemic vaccination programmes is accurately speculated.
    Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship Biotechnology; Collaboration; Tec de Monterrey; Mexico.

  • Minority status and self-employment among women: The mediating role of adaptive behaviour and networks.   Order a copy of this article
    by Emmanuel Philemon Wandera, Isaac Nkote Nabeta, John C. Munene, Sarah Wasagali Kanaabi 
    Abstract: TThe purpose of this study is to establish the relationship between minority status and self-employment, and the mediating role of adaptive behaviour and networks in such a relationship among self-employed women. Based on a cross sectional survey, data were collected from 203 self-employed women and analyzed with partial least square structural equation modelling(PLS SEM) using SmartPLS version 3.2.9. Findings indicate a positive and significant relationship between minority status, adaptive behaviour and self-employment, but networks do not. In addition, adaptive behaviour plays a partial mediating role. These findings provide useful insights into the role of minority status and adaptive behaviour in boosting self-employment but also adaptive behaviour as a conduit through which minority status relates with self-employment among women. Therefore, we recommend that women who are in self-employment further develop and maintain frugal behavior that help them to minimize expenditure and save money needed for the business venture expansion.
    Keywords: Self- employment; Minority status; Adaptive behaviour; Networks; PLS-SEM.