The Small Business Institute Program" High Impact Entrepreneurship Education

  • Charles H. Matthews University of Cincinnati


Small, entrepreneurial, and family businesses have long been regarded as important contributors to the growth  of a nation "s business  activity  and  development.  as  well as  a significant  driving force    in  the  nation "s overall  economic  health  and  stability.     As  such.  business  schools   are becoming  increasingly  aware  of  the  need  to develop programs   which  are:   I)   tailored  to  the specific  needs  of students  who represent the  next generation  of small,  entrepreneurial, and family business  owners;  and 2) focused   on the needs  of the firm   owners  themselves.    In  recent years, business   schools   Worldwide   have   begun   to   develop,   refine,    and   implement  faculty-directed, student-based  consulting programs   as a teaching/learning  tool  in their  undergraduate  and  MBA programs   to address  this dual need     This paper   traces the past, present  and future  path  of one such program:   the  highly  successful  faculty-guided,    student-based   Small   Business  Institute™ (SB/) field    case  consultation  program.      The  role  of  the  Small   Business   Institute   Directors' Association  (SB/DA)  is also  discussed  in terms  of  it role  in facilitating    the  ongoing  impact  of entrepreneurship  education  as  we  head  into  the  2 I st  century.


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How to Cite
MATTHEWS, Charles H.. The Small Business Institute Program" High Impact Entrepreneurship Education. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 14-22, june 1998. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2020.