Creating an ICT skills enhancement environment for entrepreneurs

Show simple item record Steyn, Adriana Aletta (Riana) De Villiers, Carina Twinomurinzi, Hossana 2018-10-11T11:15:30Z 2018
dc.description Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018, Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Poznan, Poland, September 19–21, 2018. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Entrepreneurship is seen as a primary tool in the fight against unemployment, poverty and social inequality. Although various entrepreneurial training models exist, many of these have not considered the influence of current information and communication technology (ICT), even though ICT is a contemporary tool that entrepreneurs can leverage to increase the likelihood of a successful and sustainable business. This study therefore considered one entrepreneurship model that has been successful in entrepreneurial training in South Africa, the “content model for entrepreneurship education” (E/P), and investigated how ICT could be incorporated into this. The findings of 33 participants, who had been trained using the E/P model, suggest that, while many are familiar with most of the proposed ICT software programs, they do not necessarily incorporate them in practice. Linking ICT to the business skills section of entrepreneurial training seems to be an appropriate way of making the training practically feasible for participants. However, most of the participants highlighted the need for further guidance through a mentorship programme, for example. Guidance can also take the form of graduate programmes or learnerships. The results of the study clearly show how ICT can be linked to entrepreneurial training interventions, as well as the practical aspects of such a course. They also show that entrepreneurial interventions with high-tech equipment should perhaps not be overlooked, and that the basics first should be mastered. en_ZA
dc.description.department Informatics en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-09-19
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Steyn, R., De Villiers, C. & Twinomurinzi, H. 2018, 'Creating an ICT skills enhancement environment for entrepreneurs', IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 537, pp. 60-81. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1868-4238 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1868-422X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/978-3-319-99605-9_5
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2018. Published by Springer International Publishing AG 2018. All Rights Reserved. The original publication is available at : en_ZA
dc.subject Information and communication technology (ICT) en_ZA
dc.subject Skills development en_ZA
dc.subject Entrepreneurship education en_ZA
dc.subject Entrepreneurs en_ZA
dc.subject Content model for entrepreneurship en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable development en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable business en_ZA
dc.subject High-tech equipments en_ZA
dc.subject Entrepreneurial training en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change en_ZA
dc.title Creating an ICT skills enhancement environment for entrepreneurs en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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