Significance of guidance and counselling in entrepreneurial development and women empowerment in federal capital territory Nigeria

Victoria Adikwu, Kafor Emmanuel, Christian Harrison

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Abstract

Purpose
The paper seeks to examine the role of guidance and counselling in entrepreneurial development and women empowerment in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper conducts a narrative literature review of significant entrepreneurial development and women empowerment literature. There is a focus on the role of guidance and counselling in developing the entrepreneurial abilities of women, while acknowledging other notable influences.

Findings
Entrepreneurial development is found to be a multifaceted and evolving field, which continues to produce further research fields. One of such fields is women entrepreneurial development. There is arguably scope for this field to be developed in a contemporary context.

Findings from prior studies (e.g. Akanu, 2007; Omoboloji, 2010; Sanjay, 2012) indicate that entrepreneurial development is a necessary factor for women empowerment of any nation in this modern world. Education is a viable tool for any meaningful women empowerment to be actualised in Nigeria. Giving guidance and counselling their proper place in the society will help to effectively propel entrepreneurial development among women in the Nigerian society.

Research limitations/Implications
Women entrepreneurial development is a vast research area with numerous contributions to its body of work; therefore, this review has focused on prominent contributions and has not attempted to include all available literature. The focus was on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. The dissemination of women entrepreneurial development literature has allowed for research gaps to emerge and future research recommendations to be drawn.

Originality/Value of a paper
While there is an extensive body of women entrepreneurial development literature, there are few reviews of the literature within the context of Nigeria. This paper has created the awareness that guidance and counselling can play in helping women develop and showcase their entrepreneurial skills. This paper has further proven that if proper guidance and counselling is put in place, women will be better developed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages69-69
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2019
Event Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development 4th Annual Conference - Universitt of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development 4th Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleCAREED 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley
Period29/08/1930/08/19

Keywords

  • Guidance and counselling
  • Entrepreneurial development
  • Women empowerment

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