Innovative Entrepreneurship Education: Positing an Integrative Model


  • Etinosa Matthew Egharevba Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
  • Stephen Ikechukwu Ukenna Research and Development Department Standpoint Consulting Ltd, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Mercy Ejovwokwoghene Ogbari Department of Business Management Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
  • Suleiman M. Barnabas Department of Sociology, Baze University, Abuja
  • Ugbenu Oke Directorate of Research, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos, Nigeria
  • Kasa Adamu Gayus Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria



innovative entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, institutional sustainability, integrative model, models, curriculum development


This conceptual paper is triggered by the backdrop that graduates emerging from the developing countries, particularly in the sub-Saharan African region seem not to be strong enough in their personal capacity, resolve and drive to becoming independent entrepreneurs, perhaps as a result of fear, inertia, and unwillingness to take-risk. These drawbacks somewhat suggest that prevailing innovative entrepreneurship educative models may be pedagogically inadequate. The study reviews existing models underpinning innovative entrepreneurship. Secondary sources of data was employed to provide broad insights on the domain of innovative entrepreneurship and related areas. This paper advocates for a departure from the current theoretical approach to the adoption of the Integrative Model of Innovative Entrepreneurship Education (IMIEE), which is a pragmatic mechanism for the study of entrepreneurship education and curriculum development in developing countries. The integrative model of innovative entrepreneurship education is imperative for understanding and guidance in pedagogy and practice such that drives innovative entrepreneurship practice and institutional sustainability.


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How to Cite

Egharevba, E. M., Ukenna, S. I., Ogbari, M. E. ., Barnabas, S. M., Oke, U., & Gayus, K. A. (2022). Innovative Entrepreneurship Education: Positing an Integrative Model. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 9(8), 282–296.

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