Entrepreneurship Education: The Need for a Higher Education Revolution in the Arab World

  • David A. Kirby


Throughout the world, universities are being required to introduce entrepreneurship programmes in an attempt to create more entrepreneurial graduate students. Though somewhat later than many other countries, the Arab world is no exception. This present paper uses existing research on entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial institutions, to determine what the countries will be required to do if they are to meet the challenge. It concludes that they will need to transform not only what they teach but how they teach while at the same time transforming their own institutions in order to create more entrepreneurial learning environments. The conclusions have relevance for educational policy makers, university administrators and university academics across all disciplines.


Entrepreneurship education Universities Educational revolution Arab world 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Enterprise and Community ServiceThe British University in EgyptCairoEgypt

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