“Towards a theoretical framework between opportunity entrepreneurship, institutions and economic development”, Hasan Ghura and Xiaoqing Li
HASAN GHURA, Box Hill College, Kuwait
XIAOQING LI, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Purpose: The purpose of the present paper is to explore the experience of Qatar with entrepreneurship education and training, and their contribution in creating a knowledge-based economy. By doing so, the paper
will contribute towards raising our awareness about the state of entrepreneurship education, training and the knowledge economy in Qatar.
Design/methodology/approach: The research design for this paper is a descriptive and interpretive case study that is analysed through qualitative methods. Secondary data are analysed through descriptive statistics.
Findings: The main finding of this paper is that although Qatar has launched many initiatives of entrepreneurship education and training to help diversify its economy by creating knowledge-based economy, the
data show no improvement in Qatar’s ranking in KEI.
Originality/value: The paper represents an original work that links entrepreneurship education and training with the knowledge economy.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship education, knowledge economy, Qatar.