Developing entrepreneurial capabilities for the global labour market: A cross national study of IT students in the UK and Australia

  The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priority in public policy. Fostering entrepreneurial activities that drive innovation is increasingly seen as the answer to rapid technological advances, global competition and rising graduate unemployment rates.
This cross national study will explore current entrepreneurship initiatives in post graduate IT programs at RMIT University, Australia, and Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. The study aims to increase understanding of how sociocultural factors (gender, class, cultural background) impact on the entrepreneurial intentions and practices among IT students. The study will investigate how universities in two distinct contexts are developing the entrepreneurship capabilities among IT students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and preparing them for increasingly challenging graduate labour markets globally.

  • Start Date:

    1 February 2017

  • End Date:

    31 January 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    Society for Research into Higher Education

  • Value:

    £1656

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