ERIC Number: ED307418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Summary of Ohio Entrepreneurs Survey Results. Facts & Findings. Special Issue.
Bebris, John M.; Ashmore, M. Catherine
Facts and Findings, spec iss Fall 1988
The Ohio Entrepreneurs Survey was conducted during the winter of 1988 to learn more about the vocational background of Ohio's business owners. A secondary purpose was to identify the opinions the business owners held about high school vocational graduates and their abilities as entry-level employees. The four-page questionnaire was completed by 9,100 business owners. Survey respondents were mostly male, predominantly white, and mainly middle-aged. Two out of three started their businesses before age 35 and generally in an urban setting. Business owners with a vocational education background, especially high school vocational education, were generally younger, started their businesses at significantly earlier ages, and were more evenly dispersed between urban and rural settings. Ohio business owners reported considerable involvement with vocational education. The percentage of Ohio business owners with some vocational education was nearly three times the national percentage. Those respondents having high school education started their businesses at substantially earlier ages, reported higher than expected levels of education, and were more likely to operate in a rural setting. Ohio business owners generally held high school vocational graduates in high regard. Implications for future curriculum and program development for vocational education were suggested. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Printed on colored paper.