A Study on the Relative Influence of Residual Potential and Educational Status of Differently-Abled Entrepreneurs in India
Shanimon S, Sunil S and Jaseela Thanikkad

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a new business or enterprise. Entrepreneurs initiate change in the structure of business and society. This change is accompanied by growth and increased output, which allows more wealth to be divided between the various participants. Thus, entrepreneurship increases the national income and enhances economic development. It can be looked upon as a means of income generation and development. The role of entrepreneurship development is very important in the economic and social development of several sections of people, especially women and socially marginalized groups of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and differently-abled people. They bring economic growth to a country and society at large. Entrepreneurship development is a tool to overcome poverty, unemployment, economic underdevelopment, and social exclusion. This study analyzes the functional relationship between the residual potential of differently-abled entrepreneurs, their educational status, and entrepreneurship development. FullArticle...

Antecedents of Market Orientation and Entrepreneurial Marketing Performance in Emerging Markets
Wisdom Apedo Deku and Jiuhe Wang

This study aims to examine the antecedents of market orientation and entrepreneurial marketing dimensions in emerging markets and their effects on the performance of SMEs in the beverages sector. Data collection was conducted in Greater Accra region through the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI). The findings revealed that Entrepreneurial Marketing Dimensions (EMDs) had a positive significant effect on SME performance. Nevertheless, market orientation, customer orientation and competitor orientation had a positive insignificant impact on the beverages sector. Besides market orientation, customer orientation and competitor orientation significantly moderate the relationship between EMDs and SME performance in Ghana as it is an emerging market. The results show that Ghana's NBSSI should increase vigorous training programs for SMEs in the beverages sector to understand customer needs and to increase their profitability, market share and sustainability in the emerging market. Also, policymakers and authorities should ensure that related government institutions as well as various stakeholders should collaborate to improve EMD and market, customer and competitor orientations within the SME industry. This study adds to the ongoing discussion on the emerging market, SMEs, Resource Base View Theory, entrepreneurship and beverages industry by providing a comprehensive overview of EMDs, market orientation, customer orientation and competitor orientation in the emerging market. FullArticle...

Impact of Entrepreneurial Education on Entrepreneurial Intention Among Sokoto State University Students
Basiru Haliru

The study assesses the impact of entrepreneurial education on the entrepreneurial intention among Sokoto State University students. The study adopts survey research design, using a structured questionnaire that was administered to 50 students. The techniques of analysis employed are descriptive and inferential statistics; regression and Pearson correlation. The results of the analysis reveal that entrepreneurship studies have a negative effect on entrepreneurial intentions, while correlation results reveal the negative relationship between entrepreneurial studies and entrepreneurial intentions. The findings of the study recommend that there is a need to make entrepreneurial studies and skills more effective, which will help develop strong entrepreneurial intention among the students of Sokoto State University. FullArticle...