International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Critical Feasibility Study Skills Required for Effective Entrepreneurial Development: Implications for Business Education Programmes
Onyesom, Moses; Okolocha, Comfort Chimezie

The study focused on critical feasibility study skills required for effective entrepreneurship development with implications on business education programmes. The study adopted the survey design method and was guided by three research questions and three null hypotheses. The population comprised 278 entrepreneurs registered with the Delta State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture in Nigeria. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire with four response options. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data relating to the research questions while t-test statistic was used to test the hypotheses. Results showed that environmental feasibility study sub-skills, market feasibility study sub-skills and technical feasibility study sub-skills are highly required for effective entrepreneurial development. Consequently, the study raised issues of implication for business education programmes and recommended among other things that students under training should be guided to conduct a feasibility study of a choice business for hands-on experience and adequate exposure

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