Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 8-16
Received: Apr. 11, 2019;
Accepted: Jun. 26, 2019;
Published: Aug. 5, 2019
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Lema Catherine Forje, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Higher Institute of Commerce and Management, (HICM), The University of Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon Republic
The objective of this study is to examine the possibility of orientating children to become interested in entrepreneurship through the activities they do at home. The youths are often blamed for being idle, lazy and drug addicts, yet parents make little effort towards orienting them to be entrepreneurial. Earlier studies in entrepreneurship claim that [1-2] entrepreneurship is never complete without mentioning “intrapreneurship”. Intrapreneurship knowledge is said to come from practical experiences. A home has the capability and capacity to offer such knowledge to children. Data was gathered through interview with entrepreneurs who left school from primary, secondary schools and universities and started businesses to evaluate whether there is a relationship between the activities that children developed interest in, in their early age at home with their current businesses. The result suggests a relationship between children’s activities at home and entrepreneurial engagement as grownups. Many of the interviewees, however, bemoaned the fact that their parents admonished them from pursuing activities that they had interest in, and now they are just trying to recollect what they had shied away from for long, trying to develop it into entrepreneurial activities. They regret the fact that their parents and their communities did not give them the encouragement they needed to realise their dreams. This study has implications to parents, community members and policy makers to always appreciate children’s interest, initiatives and encourage them to pursue it.
Lema Catherine Forje,
Home: The Start of Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship Learning, Science Research.
Vol. 7, No. 2,
2019, pp. 8-16.
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