Jordan University of Science and Technology
This paper discusses the role of educational institutions in promoting entrepreneurship and risk taking, particularly in conservative communities and cultures. Two main topics are discussed in this paper. The first is tailoring the academic program and all activities supporting it to serve the goal of promoting entrepreneurship. The second topic is to construct a particular form of incubators suitable for emerging economies which is financial resources bound. These incubators serve multiple functions, therefore, in addition to the traditional role of incubating potential-businesses; the other roles are serving as a training site for business-related and soft skills topics for students and serving as an expert house for the industry.