Entrepreneurial Pedagogy, Incubator Use and Student Innovative Capability in Institutions of Higher Education, Kenya

  • Murrey Mercy Department of Entrepreneurship and Project management, School of Business and Economics Moi University
  • Kibeti B. Department of Entrepreneurship and Project management, School of Business and Economics Moi University
  • Nassiuma N. Department of Entrepreneurship and Project management, School of Business and Economics Moi University
Keywords: Innovative Capabilities, Entrepreneurial Pedagogy, Higher Learning

Abstract

Innovativeness has become one of the most celebrated concepts of our era. The fields of academics are looking into how members of societies and organizations may be inspired and empowered into creation of innovation. Student innovative capability in institutions of higher education is presumed to be anchored on entrepreneurial pedagogy. However, entrepreneurial pedagogical methods have not been exhaustively investigated in terms of contribution to student innovative capability and the paper analyzed the influence of problem-based learning, competence-based learning, direct learning and case study-based learning approaches on student innovative capabilities. The study was guided by the Social cognitive theory, Schumpeterian theory of economics and the componential theory of creativity. An explanatory research design was employed. This study targeted 1545 fourth year finalists taking entrepreneurship as their major discipline in the sampled institutions in Nairobi County. Proportionate stratified sampling and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 380 respondents. Questionnaires were the main data collection instruments in the study. Results were presented using descriptive and inferential analytical technique. Multiple regression was used to test hypotheses of the study. Results showed that problem-based, case study and direct learning significantly affected students’ innovative capabilities. The paper recommends that institutions of higher education, should adopt policies that take into account, case study, problem based, direct and competence-based learning approaches to enhance innovative capability of students

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Ahmed, R. C. (2019). Internal-external control and competent and innovative behavior among Negro college students. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 14(3), 263.
Bowman, N. A. (2010). The development of psychological well-being among first-year college students. Journal of College Student Development, 51(2), 180-200.
Chen, A., Li, L., Li, X., Zhang, J., & Dong, L. (2013). Study on innovation capability of college students based on extenics and theory of creativity. Procedia Computer Science, 17, 1194-1201.
Cooper, D. R., & Schindler, P. S. (2006). Marketing research. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
Covin, A., & Miles, S. (2018). Factors influencing students’ acceptance of m-learning: An investigation in higher education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 14(5).
Drazin, K. (2016). Impacts of innovativeness and attitude on entrepreneurial intention: among engineering and non-engineering students. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 27(4), 683-700.
Farr, H. (2019). Testing hypotheses of entrepreneurial characteristics: A study of Hong Kong MBA students. Journal of managerial Psychology, 11(3), 12-25.
Hoffman, A. M., & Holzhuter, J. (2012). Benchmarking. Innovations in Higher Education. Washington, DC: American Council on Education, 3-15.
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Jansen, S., Van De Zande, T., Brinkkemper, S., Stam, E., & Varma, V. (2015). How education, stimulation, and incubation encourage student entrepreneurship: Observations from MIT, IIIT, and Utrecht University. The International Journal of Management Education, 13(2), 170-181
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Malhotra, N. K., & Birks, D. F. (2006). Marketing Research: An Applied Approach, Updated Second European Edition.
Mudhorozil, D. (2015). Factors affecting nursing students’ readiness and perceptions toward the use of mobile technologies for learning. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 33(10), 456-464.
Mueller, S. L., & Thomas, A. S. (2017). Culture and entrepreneurial potential: A nine country study of locus of control and innovativeness. Journal of business venturing, 16(1), 51-75.
Mukhwana, E. J. (2017). Transforming University Education in Africa: Lessons from Kenya. African Journal of Rural Development, 2(3), 341-352.
Robinson, J. (2015). Consumer innovativeness and shopping styles. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 27(5), 437-446.
Rwigema, H., & Venter, R. (2004). Advanced Entrepreneurship Paperback.
Schein, E. H., & Schein, P. A. (2019). The corporate culture survival guide. John Wiley &Sons.
Schumpter, K. K. (2014). Leadership, student innovative capability, and need for variety. Students Research Journal, 11(3), 60-64.
Timmons, E., & Spinelli, S. (2003). Entrepreneurship for the 21 St Century. New venture creation, (3), 249-256.
Vaithilingam, W. M. (2014). Price sensitivity and innovativeness for fashion among Korean consumers. The Journal of social psychology, 145(5), 501-508.
Zhou, W. (2014). Regional institutional development, political connections, and entrepreneurial performance in China’s transition economy. Small Business Economics, 43(1), 161-181.
Published
2021-05-08
How to Cite
Mercy, M., B., K., & N., N. (2021, May 8). Entrepreneurial Pedagogy, Incubator Use and Student Innovative Capability in Institutions of Higher Education, Kenya. African Journal of Education,Science and Technology, 6(3), Pg 94-102. Retrieved from http://ajest.info/index.php/ajest/article/view/535
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