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Public Policy Changes for Management Assistance

Public Policy Changes for Management Assistance American Journal of Small Business, Volume/, Number I, July, 1976 Public Policy Changes For Management Assistance K. MARK WEA VER, Bradley University JOHN T. WHOLIHAN, Bradley University Currently, an emerging trend in both undergraduate and graduate education in business schools suggest a heightened awareness of the positive nature of "field projects." The growth in the number of schools and types of programs provided are exemplified by one of the largest formal interactive programs of a field nature avail· able to universities. This program is concerned with small business management assis· tance. The program is officially designated the Small Business Institute by the Small Business Administration which is the government funding agency involved in the pro· gram. Current research suggests multiple benefits accrue to the constituencies of the program-business firms, student consultants, faculty, the Small Business Administra· ~ion, and the community at-large. The growth in the program to nearly 400 participat­ ing schools in five years implies that "someone must like something about the pro· gram." . The purpose of this study is to examine alternatives in public policy and administra· hve edict which have current and future impacts on management assistance efforts and ~ the concept of the field http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Small Business SAGE

Public Policy Changes for Management Assistance

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1976 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0363-9428
eISSN
1540-6520
DOI
10.1177/104225877600100104
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Abstract

American Journal of Small Business, Volume/, Number I, July, 1976 Public Policy Changes For Management Assistance K. MARK WEA VER, Bradley University JOHN T. WHOLIHAN, Bradley University Currently, an emerging trend in both undergraduate and graduate education in business schools suggest a heightened awareness of the positive nature of "field projects." The growth in the number of schools and types of programs provided are exemplified by one of the largest formal interactive programs of a field nature avail· able to universities. This program is concerned with small business management assis· tance. The program is officially designated the Small Business Institute by the Small Business Administration which is the government funding agency involved in the pro· gram. Current research suggests multiple benefits accrue to the constituencies of the program-business firms, student consultants, faculty, the Small Business Administra· ~ion, and the community at-large. The growth in the program to nearly 400 participat­ ing schools in five years implies that "someone must like something about the pro· gram." . The purpose of this study is to examine alternatives in public policy and administra· hve edict which have current and future impacts on management assistance efforts and ~ the concept of the field

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American Journal of Small BusinessSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 1976

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