Educational leadership and management


With the growing importance of entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship programs established within higher education institutions are thriving hard to achieve entrepreneurship educational outcomes in recent years. Several studies reported the role of higher education institutions in promoting entrepreneurship education and enhancing students' skill sets in various ways. To extend this knowledge, this paper aims to analyse the role of higher education institutions in promoting innovativeness and passion among students pursuing entrepreneurship education. A meta-analytic review is conducted by combining the results from empirical analysis of 24 related studies. The influence of higher education institutions on entrepreneurship educational outcomes and individual transformations is examined and their relationships are exposed. The results of the review show that various components of higher education institutions are positively related to individual transformations (rc=0.579) and entrepreneurship educational outcomes (rc=0.331). It is also found that the passion (rc = 0.31) and innovativeness (rc = 0.2771) are positively correlated with entrepreneurship educational outcome. Moreover, institutional environment has a greater impact on passion (rc = 0.531). Thus, the results indicate that higher education institutions play an important role in promoting passion and innovativeness among students.

Practitioner Notes

  1. Higher Education Institutions plays a significant role in promoting entrepreneurial education.
  2. Various components of Higher Education Institutions that influence entrepreneurship education outcomes and individual determinants are identified and analyzed.
  3. From the analysis, it is evident that passion has a strong influence on entrepreneurial intention and entrepreneurial orientation.
  4. Passion creates a strong difference among individuals pursuing entrepreneurship education in various ways in risk-taking and problem-solving skills.
  5. Instead of transferring theoretical knowledge, Higher Education Institutions must provide innovative ways and opportunities to develop various proficient skills such as problem-solving, innovativeness, decision-making, competencies, creativity and leadership for their students.