Effects of entrepreneurship incubation on self-sustainability of Ebonyi State graduates in Abakaliki Metropolis, Nigeria
The paper examined the extent of relationship between entrepreneurship incubation and self – sustainability of Ebonyi State University graduates in Abakaliki metropolis in Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: determine the extent of relationship between technological capability and self-sustainability, ascertain the extent of relationship between marketing capability and self-sustainability and examine the relationship between management capability and self-sustainability of Ebonyi State University graduates in Abakaliki metropolis. Correlation research design was employed, a structured questionnaire was administered to the sample of two hundred and ninety-six out of which, two hundred and seventy (270) copies of the questionnaire were filled and returned, hence used for the analyses. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient and t-test were used to analyze and test significances of the stated hypotheses in the study. The study found that the construct variables of entrepreneurship incubation - technological, marketing, and management capabilities - have significant and positive correlation with self-sustainability of Ebonyi State University graduates. The study recommended that the graduates should explore the opportunities of technological capabilities in all their business processes. The acquisition of technological capabilities would make them resilient and proactive to the changes in the business environment.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship incubation, Technological capability, Marketing capability, Managerial capability and Self-sustainability
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