Leadership Doctoral Graduate Focused on Entrepreneurial Inclination of Students
The thesis of PhD in Leadership graduate, Dr John Amolo, was titled: “Institutional and Learning Impact on Student Entrepreneurial Inclination at the University of KwaZulu-Natal”.
Amolo said global statistics showed that entrepreneurial inclination of students had been declining, with the South African decline higher than that internationally.
‘Entrepreneurship is necessary for the economic growth of nations and more so at a time of economic slowdown. Global average youth unemployment is 14.4%, while Africa’s is 21%.’
Amolo received the Research Presentation Excellence Award. He attributes his success to his research supervisor, Professor Migiro, who helped guide him through the massive amounts of work involved in his studies.
He said the highlights of his studies included attending “lively” academic conferences and securing his doctorate.
Amolo is currently supervising master’s students and hopes to engage in further research towards understanding entrepreneurial leadership.