China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Need Analysis for Developing Entrepreneurship Education


  • Dr. Nasir Shaheen Assistant Professor, Centre for Management and Commerce, University of Swat, Pakistan Author
  • Dr. Muhammad Sohail Lecturer, Centre for Management and Commerce, University of Swat, Pakistan Author
  • Dr. Lala Rukh Assistant Professor, Centre for Management and Commerce, University of Swat, Pakistan. Author


CPEC, Entrepreneurship Education, Communication, Cultural Diversity, Business Knowledge, Business Skills


The study explored areas in which measures are required to strengthen entrepreneurship education in the specific context of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). For this purpose, a need analysis based on thematic interpretation of experts’ opinions was conducted. A qualitative method was used to collect data through open-ended questionnaires from those universities of China and Pakistan which are part of the Consortium of Universities under CPEC. Based on thematic analysis, four areas were found, which were: communications, cultural diversity, business knowledge, and business skills. Entrepreneurship education needs to be enriched in these four areas to effectively utilize the business potential of CPEC. Specialized entrepreneurship education programs and courses may be developed in these four areas through further research. The CPEC-specific entrepreneurship education programs may be launched at higher education levels for students, and diploma programs may be initiated for entrepreneurs. These four areas may be used as the conceptual framework for further scholarly studies to develop detailed course modules that will help in providing CPEC-relevant education to businessmen and entrepreneurs.


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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): A Need Analysis for Developing Entrepreneurship Education. (2023). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4(4), 548-559.

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