ASSESSING THE PARTICIPATION OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN UNIVERSITY BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN RIVERS STATE

Boma Isabella Dambo, Kelechi Da-Kaladokubo Wokocha

Abstract


 

The study assessed the participation of multinational corporations in the development of Entrepreneurship Education in university Business Education programmes in Rivers State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population for the study comprised of all 54 Corporate Social Responsibility Managersof the oil & gas multinational corporations and non-oil & gas multinational corporations doing business in Rivers State, Nigeria. The entire population was used for the study. A structured questionnaire titled “Participation of Multinational Corporations in Development of Entrepreneurship Education Questionnaire” (PMCDEEQ) was used as instrument for data collection. Three experts validated the instrument while Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMCC) was used to obtain the reliability coefficient of 0.81. Only 41 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and used for the study. The items were rated on a four point rating scale; mean was used to answer the research questions and t-test was used in testing the hypotheses. The findings revealed a very low participation of multinational corporations in funding and provision of infrastructural facilities for University Business Education programmes in Rivers State. The researcher recommended that multinational corporations should initiate an Entrepreneurship Education Development Fund to help in the implementation of Entrepreneurship Education in University Business Education programmes in Rivers State and Nigeria at large.

Keywords: Multinational Corporations, Participation, Development, Business Education.


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