ERIC Number: ED253733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Home Entrepreneurship: The Development of Instructional Materials in the Operation of a Small Business from the Home. Final Report.
Weis, Susan F.; O'Brien, Kay S.
The three chapters of this final report present material from a project to develop individualized instructional materials on operating a small business from the home for home economics related occupations. Chapter 1 includes a review of literature appropriate to the project and provides definitions from the literature (and from interviews) for these terms: entrepreneurship, small business, self-employment, home-based business, and home-based entrepreneurship. The chapter also identifies, from the literature, the contemporary elements that encourage and discourage home-based self-employment. Future issues and prospects for small home-based businesses are identified as well. Chapter 2 discusses home economics occupations that can be developed as small businesses to be operated from within the home. Brief descriptions are provided of the 10 home-based entrepreneurs in occupations related to home economics in central Pennsylvania who were approached to assist with the project. Chapter 3 reviews instructional materials currently available on the topic of home economics entrepreneurship. Appendixes consist of materials relating to the 10 home-based entrepreneurs who were interviewed for the project; i.e.: sample letter, interview schedule, and summary of interviews. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.