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Congratulations, Sir Moses!

FEU Cavite Higher Education Department Chair of BSBA Accountancy and Business Administration Programs presented his paper to the 9th National Business and Management Conference.

Mr. Moses Manalang, Department Chair of FEU Cavite Higher Education BS Accountancy and Business Administration Programs, successfully presented his research paper entitled “Exploring Necessity Entrepreneurship in the Philippine” to the 9th National Business and Management Conference with the theme “Publish and Flourish: Strengthening Business Education through Research and Capacity-Building” on November 20, 2021.

Mr. Manalang wrote about necessity entrepreneurs who are driven to enter into their own business out of need earn a modest living, and how they mobilize their resources. He also differentiated this type of entrepreneur from an opportunity entrepreneur who engages in a business by choice.

Here is the abstract of his paper:

Little has been written about the necessity entrepreneurs particularly on how they mobilize resources before starting their business. Most of the scholarly articles about this group describe them as unemployed, low-skilled individuals, undercapitalized but still pursue their venture to earn a modest amount just to get through the day for them and their families. In short, necessity entrepreneurs are forced to entrepreneurship contrary to most literature that entrepreneurship is a choice.

The research questions I intend to address in this study are:
1. How do Filipino necessity entrepreneurs mobilize resources to start a venture?
2. How do Filipino necessity entrepreneurs’ resource mobilization process (resource
optimization or resource bricolage) differ from that of the opportunity entrepreneurs?

This study will spotlight necessity entrepreneurs’ resource mobilization and compare it with opportunity entrepreneurs using Desa and Basu (2013) resource mobilization framework. The resource dependence theory (RDT) and the resource-based view (RBV) are the theoretical underpinnings considered in this study to explain the resource mobilization dynamics of necessity entrepreneurs.

Bases on this conceptual framework, I propose the following:

Proposition 1a: Necessity entrepreneurs see no alternative for earning money but to be self-employed forcefully setting their limit to procure resources, are more likely to adopt material resource bricolage.

Proposition 1b: Necessity entrepreneurs who are low-skilled and can’t even be gainfully employed tend to utilize self-taught skills acquired from their home industry are more likely to adopt skill resources bricolage.

Proposition 2a: Opportunity entrepreneurs belong to the upper end of the earnings distribution which means they can procure resources are more likely to adopt material resource optimization.

Proposition 2b: Further, opportunity entrepreneurs, who possess a high human endowment that enable them to innovate products using their skills are more likely to adopt skill resources optimization.

A positivist multiple case study research design will be used to approach the aims of this study. On a positivist paradigm, data will be taken “as is”. In-depth interview will be the main activity in collecting data using a semi-structured interview guide. Positivist case study will involve pattern matching technique in data analysis to confirm if the Case narratives follow the pattern of the framework or whether the interview results are congruent to the propositions presented. Rival explanations will be sought when patterns do not coincide. A case study protocol is also developed to allow the logic of replication. Data collection through semi- structure interview of selected cases is on-going.

Keywords:
necessity entrepreneurship, resource mobilization, bricolage, resource optimization, resource- based view, resource dependence theory, case study.

COMPAS: Career Orientation, Mentoring, and Program Advising

COMPAS: Career Orientation, Mentoring, and Program Advising

Save these dates, as Far Eastern University presents, COMPAS. It features success stories that would inspire us with the journey to pursuing career goals and aspirations in life.

Please visit these links to register:

For April 10, 2021: https://zoom.us/…/tJIvcuqvrDwoGtzYqgq-4M1IGTSvQNJVTx5q
For April 17, 2021: tinyurl.com/FEUCompasApr17

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FEU Cavite Welcomes Tagaytay HuckDogs

FEU Cavite Welcomes Tagaytay HuckDogs

Tagaytay HuckDogs held their Ultimate Frisbee exhibition game at the FEU Cavite Higher Education Open Field last June 26, 2019. Said team is part of the Tagaytay Ultimate Community which comprises of frisbee teams from different parts of Cavite. Four FEU Cavite alumni, namely, Charlene Luceros, Louis Miguel Ilustrisimo, Vince Maron Rafael Ilustrisimo, and Carl Andrew Cuenca are members of the team and played in the exhibition match along with 21 other players. The game lasted for one and a half hours.

The Tagaytay HuckDogs at FEU Cavite
The Tagaytay HuckDogs at FEU Cavite

The purpose of the said event is to introduce Ultimate Frisbee to the FEU Cavite community as a sport, learn how it is played, and possibly be included in the Physical Education curriculum of the university. The FEU Cavite alumni also wanted to bring enjoyment while serving back to their alma mater through this friendly exhibition game.

HuckDog Charlene Luceros, An FEU Cavite Alumna, Batch 2014 BSBA Marketing Management

It was a great opportunity for the university to be hosting this game as it opened a door for other communities, teams, sports enthusiasts, and players. It created and widened relationships inside and outside the campus.

The Tagaytay Huckdogs with Dr. Marcon Espino, FEU Cavite Executive Director and Dean of Higher Education

FEU Cavite Launches the Farm Ecotherapy Project

FEU Cavite Launches the Farm Ecotherapy Project

FEU Cavite employees in meditation exercises

The Student Development Unit of FEU Cavite Higher Education Department piloted the project entitled, “Farm Ecotherapy Upraising Connectivity (F.E.U.C.) on October 26, 2019”. It is a one-day dry run event intended to create an enhanced and uplifting environment that connects people to nature and agriculture through activities for the individuals’ overall wellness. FEU Cavite envisions to influence communities’ growth, inspire them to be good stewards of our environment, and instill values in preserving the nature.

Orientation at the FEU Cavite V-Farm

The said program started with preparatory activities, followed by a 10-minute Ecowalk— a contemplative walk from HED promenade going to the V-Farm (Vegetable Farm) and Modern Bahay Kubo. This activity promotes appreciating the scenery and plants surrounding the environment. Then comes the meditation part which comprise of activities like breathing exercises, stretching, listening to nature sounds, and quiet time for a calm and more focused mind and body. After the warm-up and calming exercises, a brief inspirational talk about gratefulness was delivered. Reflecting on God’s Word was also part of this activity. A Bible verse was presented and pondered on to give encouragement to everyone.

The event ended with a healthy and sumptuous Trio-V (triple vegetable) dishes, from appetizer to dessert prepared by the BS Hospitality Management students at the V-Farm Modern Bahay Kubo. Eating at the kubo, the participants can easily appreciate the dishes as they see where the ingredients came from, and how they were prepared at the kitchen.

All in all, the FEUC project was commended for its outstanding implementation of the objectives, topics discussed and their relatability to real life situations, organizers and facilitators knowledge and accommodating spirit, and the food served during the event. Students Affairs Office already had their planned projects and activities under Farm Ecotherapy. The event is proposed to be held again on the 2nd semester of SY 2020-2021.

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FEU Cavite improves Canteen Services

FEU Cavite improves Canteen Services

The Canteen has a big impact on a student’s life in the campus. Every student remembers with fondness that favorite sausage roll he buys at lunch or that pizza he always shares with his friends at snack time. The canteen also has that important role of caring for our students’ nutrition and well-being.
On January 3, 2019, FEU Cavite relaunched its canteen services with a new set of concessionaires offering a variety of healthy, interesting, and reasonably priced meals for our students. Papa’s Chicken House, which has been our reliable canteen concessionaire for the past nine years in both HED and BED buildings, is now joined by other food providers such as Potato Giant, La Leah Food Services, 621 Foodchow, John Gil Catering and Party Needs, and De Cel’s Catering.
One week into the relaunch, there is positive feedback from the FEU Cavite community on this initiative. “I am very pleased that the choices of food offered are healthy and varied. I also buy fresh fruits and vegetables in our canteen and make sure to include them in my meal,” expressed one senior high school faculty.

Canteen at the Basic Education Department building


Canteen at the Higher Education Department Building

The committee tasked to head the canteen relaunch project took six months to ensure that students’ feedback were considered in inviting and selecting the new food providers. Necessary infrastructure work was undertaken during the Christmas break to ready the place in time for the January opening.
The canteen services improvement is one of the many efforts undertaken by FEU Cavite to ensure that the students enjoy their campus life and that the environment is conducive to and supportive of their learning. The 2nd phase of the canteen improvement project will begin in the summer and will include further expansion of canteen spaces and purchase of new canteen equipment, tables and chairs, among others. Canteen operations are under the management of FEU Cavite’s Facilities and Technical Services Unit and the regulation of the Office of the Student Affairs.

FEU Cavite officers, committee on food services, and concessionaires

MOA signing with the concessionaires

BS Tourism Management students on TRATOPS

The Tourism Management Program of the FEU Cavite (FEUC) Higher Education Department (HED) held a three-day Travel and Tourism Operations Skills (TRATOPS) Development Training on October 19 and 26, and November 9, 2018 at the HED Room 111 and Events Room. TRATOPS intended to provide hands-on training to the students and allow them to experience how things are done in the field of Tourism. Student-participants were given materials and were exposed to activities applied on real scenarios. This further provided them the platform to understand customer needs and expectations.


Demonstration on In-Flight Operations by a BS Tourism Management student

The BS Tourism Management Students were trained on “In-Flight Operations” by Ms. Kim Hakenson, Senior Flight Attendant of Cebu Pacific Air; “Ground Handling Operations” by Mr. Kent Ito, Passenger Service Agent, Ground Steward of Cebu Pacific Air; and “Tour Guiding Operations” by Mr. Romano Del Rosario, Operations Manager of Tuesday Tours and Travel, President of Philippine Association of Accredited Tourist Guides Lecturer Inc., and Vice-President for Luzon of Philippine Tour Guide Federation.

The trainers said one thing about the FEUC BS Tourism Management students. “They are future-ready as they are passionate about learning.” Ms. Hakenson encourages the students to allow themselves to be molded. According to her, combining all four years in college is never enough so her advice for the soon-to-be-employed is to formulate a technique to learn. She wanted them to memorize by heart so that even if they forget a word, the procedures will come out naturally. “There are so many lives and souls in their hands, and they can save them. Use it as inspiration,” she said.

TRATOPS: In-Flight Operations group photo with trainer, Ms. Hakenson [center], and FEU Cavite Executive Director and Dean of Higher Education, Dr. Marcon Espino, Tourism Management Coordinator, faculty, and students

Mr. Ito shared that one of the most challenging scenarios as a Customer Service Agent is to entertain a lot of irate passengers when flight schedules are delayed. He handled a trainee from FEU Cavite, Ms. Joyme Palmares, during an incident when an airplane skid the main runway during landing causing more than 20,000 passengers stranded. He was satisfied by her enthusiasm, initiative, and confidence. During the training, he said, “I am satisfied because they responded right away to my questions. They listened eagerly. No wonder why your students are like that.” TRATOPS: Group Handling Operations group photo with trainer, Mr. Kent Ito

Mr. Del Rosario is a Registered Nurse but is in love with the Tourism Industry. He said, “You’ll end up as a successful practitioner if you have realigned your educational background towards the practice you are doing because practice without foundation and related theories is nothing.” According to him, he himself underwent training, and TRATOPS is a significant activity for the students to learn the foundation by heart, and actualize the theories. He wanted them to overcome the challenge by developing the confidence in talking to people and organizing their thoughts based on standards. “For a half day lecture, they were able to do an amazing performance and execution of the challenge”, he added.TRATOPS: Tour Guiding Operations group photo with trainer, Mr. Romano Del Rosario