Entrepreneurship and Employability

Our research focus area on Entrepreneurship and Employability is concerned with future of work assessment, youth entrepreneurship, incubation management, entrepreneurship education, digitalization, and labor needs assessment.

Entrepreneurship and Employability are strongly connected. Entrepreneurial ventures create employment opportunities and may influence a country’s economic performance by bringing new products, methods and production processes to the market which boosts productivity and competition.

MSM’s Entrepreneurship and Employability research addresses inter alia subjects such as impacts of motivation on venture growth. Different strokes of the 4th industrial revolution and Future work of Africa. And new approached for agricultural development.

Entrepreneurship and Employability Research and Publications

Ethiopian new public universities: Achievements, challenges and illustrative case studies
van Deuren, R., Kahsu, T., Mohammed, S., & Woldie, W. (2016). Ethiopian new public universities: Achievements, challenges and illustrative case studies. Quality Assurance in Education, 24(2), 158-172.

OCAT-Toolbox: Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool for Ethiopian Universities
van Deuren, R., Tsegazeab, K., & Seid, M. (2015). OCAT-Toolbox: Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool for Ethiopian Universities (MSM Occasional Paper No. OP2015/03). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/17019/1939635/

Sustainable capacity development in higher education: the MSM perspective
van Deuren, R. (2015). Sustainable capacity development in higher education: the MSM perspective. Presented at the UNPAR business coaching seminar, Bandung, Indonesia.

Ethiopian university capacity: findings of piloting the organizational capacity assessment tool
van Deuren, R., Kahsu, T., & Ali, S. (2015). Ethiopian university capacity: findings of piloting the organizational capacity assessment tool. Presented at the ESC-MSM conference ‘Higher Education for Development’, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Different Strokes of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Could technological change level the playing field in Africa?
Gatune Kariuki, J., Karuri-Sebina, G., & de Boer, D. (2019). Different Strokes of the 4th Industrial Revolution: Could technological change level the playing field in Africa? (MSM Working Paper No. 2019/04). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/104441/22795/0/

Building the Missing Middle – The Case For Supporting The Telephone Farmer
Gatune Kariuki, J., & de Boer, D. (2019). Building the Missing Middle – The Case For Supporting The Telephone Farmer (MSM Working Paper No. 2019/01). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/104441/19925/0/

Future of Work Africa: A Desk Study for VSO Netherlands
Gatune Kariuki, J., & de Boer, D. (2019). Future of Work Africa: A Desk Study for VSO Netherlands (MSM Working Paper No. 2019/02). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/104441/19927/0

Telephone Farming - A new approach for agricultural development, a project with the Latia Resource Centre, Kenya
Limpens, G., van Dijk, M. P., & de Boer, D. (2019). Telephone Farming - A new approach for agricultural development, a project with the Latia Resource Centre, Kenya (MSM Working Paper No. 2019/03). Available at: www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/104441/21059/0/

Entrepreneurial change in government-led development: Ethiopian universities. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning
Mudde, H., van Dijk, M. P., Gerba, D., & Chekole, A. (2019). Entrepreneurial change in government-led development: Ethiopian universities. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2018-0073

Entrepreneurial change in government-led development: Ethiopian universities
Mudde, H., van Dijk, M. P., Gerba, D., & Chekole, A. (2019). Entrepreneurial change in government-led development: Ethiopian universities. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2018-0073

Professionalizing Garment SME's in Ethiopia
Mudde, H. (2017). Professionalizing Garment SME's in Ethiopia (MSM Occasional Paper No. OP2017/03). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/17021/1939635/

Entrepreneurial university transformation in Indonesia: a comprehensive assessment of IPB
Mudde, H., Primaswari, A., & Fauzi, A. (2017). Entrepreneurial university transformation in Indonesia: a comprehensive assessment of IPB. GSTF Journal on Business Review, 5(1), 46-61.

Entrepreneurial transformation and university leadership in Indonesia
Mudde, H., Primaswari, A., & Fauzi, A. (2016). Entrepreneurial transformation and university leadership in Indonesia. Presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE2016), Singapore, Singapore. doi: https://doi.org/10.5176/2251-2039_IE16.33

Entrepreneurship Education in Ethiopian universities: Institutional assessment
Mudde, H., Gessema Gerba, D., & Derese Chekol, A. (2015). Entrepreneurship Education in Ethiopian universities: Institutional assessment (Synthesis Report) (MSM Working Paper No. 2015/01). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16997/1939539/

Human Resource Management Challenges in Technical and Vocational Education in Developing Countries: The Case Study of Technical Institutions in Tanzania
Nkondola, A., & van Deuren, R. (2017). Human Resource Management Challenges in Technical and Vocational Education in Developing Countries: The Case Study of Technical Institutions in Tanzania. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 8(2), 156-162.

Strengthening Indonesian Agribusiness
Rifin, A., van Dijk, M. P., de Boer, D., & Mudde, H. (2017). Strengthening Indonesian Agribusiness. Proceedings of the Rural Development and Global Market Linkages Conference, Bogor, 2017.

Public–Private Entanglement": Entrepreneurship in Lebanon’s Hybrid Political Order
Stel, N., & Naudé, W. (2016). "Public–Private Entanglement": Entrepreneurship in Lebanon’s Hybrid Political Order. Journal of Development Studies, 52(2), 254-268. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2015.1081173

From Agglomeration to Innovation
Sultan, S., & van Dijk, M. P. (2017). From Agglomeration to Innovation. European Scientific Journal, 13(13), 323-336. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n13p323

DBA Research

Impacts of motivation on venture growth : A grounded theory approach on women entrepreneurs in Ghana's tourism industry
Elijah-Mensah, Angela (2010) 

Development of a model for healthcare service quality : An application to the private healthcare sector in Egypt
Farid, Ingy Mohamed Fikry (2009) 

The role of the industries and responsiveness of technical and vocational education and training to the labour market demands : The case of Tanzania
Komba, Godfrey Alto (2019) 

Gendering digital entrepreneurship : From research to practice using a tensional lens
Malik, Parul (2017) 

The effect of managing change through information technology to achieving strategic competitiveness for private banks in Egypt
Metwally, Elham Kamal (2007) 

Application of national competitiveness models in Africa : Assessing the competitiveness of the cut flower sector in Kenya
Mitiambo, Peter Maangi (2018)

Factors influencing successful self-employment amongst graduates of higher learning institutions in Tanzania
Ntimbwa, Manongi Cliff (2019)

Deviating from the standard: Effects on labor continuity and career patterns
Roman, Amelia (2006)

*DBA Research is available upon request