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ERIC Number: ED262203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
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An Investigation of Consulting-Training; as a Part-Time or Ultimate Career Option for Business Educators and Their Graduates.
Church, Olive D.
A study examined the feasibility of consulting-training as a career option for business professionals. Data were gathered from a mail survey completed by a total of 60 firms in Arizona and Colorado and also from interviews, the investigator's participation and collaboration experiences with consultants, and a comparison of the literature on related topics. Graduates of business programs were indeed being employed as consultants and trainers; they were found to be working as internal consultants, trainers, and developers; as junior or associate members of consulting firms; or as heads of their own firms. Many similarities were found among the skills, knowledge, and behaviors required of business teachers and persons who were successfully employed as consultants and trainers. Moreover, many business educators were found to be either moonlighting as consultants or operating their own consulting business on the side. Another option for business teachers appears to be that of beginning a consulting business after an early or traditional-age retirement. More females than males were involved in the following areas: office management, information processing, and women's issues. Entrepreneurial problems and issues facing consultants-trainers were found to be similar to those facing entrepreneurs in other businesses. (The survey questionnaire is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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