ERIC Number: ED242964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Microcomputers in Small Business Management. Leadership and Training Series No. 64.
Heath, Betty; Camp, William G.
This guide is designed to assist vocational educators in training individuals at the secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels to use microcomputers in small business management. An overview of the use of microcomputers in the small business setting is provided in the introduction. Included in the next section is a multi-page matrix dealing with software that is available for use in the three top-selling computers to perform small business functions. A review of 49 business software packages from the matrix is also provided. Discussed next are organizational structures at the secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels and methods for training potential and presently employed business personnel to use microcomputers. The section on software packages suggests criteria to guide purchasers in reviewing, evaluating, and selecting software packages based on their individual needs and resources. Concluding the guide is a discussion of telecommunications that examines the implications of networking and telecommunicating for small businesses. Appendixes to the guide include information about business software sources, journals, books, software directories and guides, and business and instructional software evaluation instruments. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration, Business Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, School Role, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Telecommunications, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (LT64--$6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.