An evaluation of entrepreneurship education as a tool used by the government to promote growth and development of SMEs in Kenya: A case study of the KPMG top 100 SMEs
The primary aim of this was to evaluate entrepreneurship education as a government policy tool, to stimulate growth and development of SMEs in Kenya. The SMEs considered for this study are all considered the best in their fields according to KPMG’s Top 100 SMEs. The study focused on owners or management of the SMEs selected. The study investigated whether entrepreneurship education had an effect on the performance of the selected KPMG Top 100 SMEs and subsequently their growth and development. The study made use of the data collected through the use of self-administered questionnaire in a survey. The data analysis included descriptive statistics and the T-test. Results showed a positive impact on the performance of SMEs in Kenya through the study of KPMG's Top 100 SMEs in 2015.It particularly improved entrepreneurship skills and knowledge of both the owners and managers of SMEs. The study indicated the extent to which entrepreneurship education plays in the growth and development of SMEs through highlighting the positive relationship between entrepreneurship education and growth and profitability of SMEs.