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Does Education Matter for Entrepreneurship Activities? The Case of Kosovo

Gazmend Qorraj
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Gazmend Qorraj: University of Prishtina, Kosovo

International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 2017, vol. 6, issue 1, 131-144

Abstract: Based on the innovation and technology progress, it is expected that in the near future there will be an increasing trend of jobs that require high qualifi- cations. There is a debate whether education is significantly increasing probabilities of earning higher wage for employees or whether higher education will increase probabilities of entrepreneurship performance. In post-conflict countries, entrepreneurial education does not have a significant impact on entrepreneurship performance, especially in Kosovo due to different factors. First, due to the structure of enterprises, as most of the enterprises are involved on trade activities; second, due to the level of macroeconomic development and, third, due to the lack of involvement of enterprises in EU knowledge and innovative projects, such as Erasmus and Horizon 2020. By using a probit model this paper analyses several factors, such as level of education, gender, marital status and health, for the case of Kosovo. Finally, it confirms empirically that currently the level of education does not seem to play an important role on entrepreneurship performance compared to other factors, such as gender and marital status.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; education; transition; knowledge management; innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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