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Intention of Hospitality Students towards Entrepreneurial Education


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1 Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University, Sector-125, Noida, India
2 Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi, India
 

Entrepreneurs have made a huge contribution on the economic and social lives of people in India. The Government plays a critical role in nurturing innovative ideas and encourages entrepreneurship in the skill based sectors. The present study aims to determine whether considering entrepreneurship as a subject in the course curriculum will help the students to decide entrepreneurship as their career in case they are pursuing hotel administration or hospitality management course. McIntyre and Roche (1999) define “entrepreneurship education as the process of passing the necessary skills and concepts to individuals to identify new business opportunities and to reach high level of self-confidence to benefit from such opportunities”. Thus, entrepreneur education plays a crucial and important role in providing the necessary skills for an entrepreneur to carry out their daily business requirements and to handle obstacles. A total of 245 students participated in the survey from ten institutions offering hospitality program located in Delhi/NCR, India. Findings reveal that students of this course are positively inclined towards entrepreneurship as a part of curriculum for hotel and hospitality sector.

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Entrepreneurial Education, Self Confidence, Hospitality Industry, Students’ Intention.
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Authors

Savita Sharma
Amity School of Hospitality, Amity University, Sector-125, Noida, India
Prem Ram
Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi, India
Sidharth Srivastava
Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi, India

Abstract


Entrepreneurs have made a huge contribution on the economic and social lives of people in India. The Government plays a critical role in nurturing innovative ideas and encourages entrepreneurship in the skill based sectors. The present study aims to determine whether considering entrepreneurship as a subject in the course curriculum will help the students to decide entrepreneurship as their career in case they are pursuing hotel administration or hospitality management course. McIntyre and Roche (1999) define “entrepreneurship education as the process of passing the necessary skills and concepts to individuals to identify new business opportunities and to reach high level of self-confidence to benefit from such opportunities”. Thus, entrepreneur education plays a crucial and important role in providing the necessary skills for an entrepreneur to carry out their daily business requirements and to handle obstacles. A total of 245 students participated in the survey from ten institutions offering hospitality program located in Delhi/NCR, India. Findings reveal that students of this course are positively inclined towards entrepreneurship as a part of curriculum for hotel and hospitality sector.

Keywords


Entrepreneurial Education, Self Confidence, Hospitality Industry, Students’ Intention.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20968/rpm%2F2020%2Fv18%2Fi1%2F153470