Science, Technology and Innovation Through Entrepreneurship Education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sustainability, Vol. 8, (2016): pp. 1280-1302.

23 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2019

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Dr. Irfan Hameed

Iqra University

Muhammad Babar Khan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Atif Shahab Butt

Iqra University

Imran Hameed

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Faisal Qadeer

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Date Written: December 9, 2016

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways of achieving Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in UAE. Previously, sustainability within an entrepreneurship context has been related to economic viability as opposed to sustainability in its broadest sense. Through a survey research method, we have highlighted the effects of three independent variables and two intervening variables on three important outcomes, innovation, need for achievement and motivation, which ultimately contributes towards STI. These data have been collected from the students of a well-known university in Al-Ain, UAE. The responses of 251 students have been utilized for analysis. For hypotheses testing, we used AMOS 18 (Structural Equation Modeling) and SPSS 20. The study revealed that all of the predictors have a strong effect on the outcome variables, which leads to STI in UAE. There is a strong need to revise the curriculum of higher education institutions of UAE to develop self-confidence, locus of control and risk taking propensity among students. The study provides novel insight into entrepreneurship education and serves as an initial benchmark in the field.

Keywords: sustainability; entrepreneurship; science; technology and innovation

JEL Classification: M-1

Suggested Citation

Hameed, Irfan and Khan, Muhammad Babar and Butt, Atif Shahab and Hameed, Imran and Qadeer, Faisal, Science, Technology and Innovation Through Entrepreneurship Education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (December 9, 2016). Sustainability, Vol. 8, (2016): pp. 1280-1302.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3326727

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