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THE ROLE OF EGYPTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EVIDENCE FROM PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

Cherine Soliman, Doaa Salman Abdou
Published: 30 May 2022

Abstract: Digitalization is reshaping the country’s future economic viability. Many countries invest in developing digital entrepreneurs to accelerate economic growth. This study aims first to determine the role of Egyptian private higher education (HE) in developing digital entrepreneurs (DE). Second, explore the institutional governance and strategy of the private universities via the three higher educational constructs, namely the university vision, mission, and core value; the educational environment; and the university’s digital social media use as an influencer factor in the development of digital entrepreneurs. The methodology of the paper applies both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. It began with a series of semi-structured interview questions posed to a group of undergraduate students, followed by a quantitative investigation. This research highlights the existing difficulties and prospects of DE in Egyptian higher education. Finally, provide recommendations to decision-makers and educators on how to speed up DE.
Keywords: viability / developing digital / structured / EGYPTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION / digital entrepreneurs

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