Small firms, big opportunities: the potential of careers for business graduates in SMEs

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States that students graduating from US business schools need to be aware of the tremendous career opportunities being created by small and medium-sized firms. The modern business climate is enabling small firms to emerge and grow at a faster rate than large firms. Growing firms are important to the job market because they create advancement opportunities for their employees. Suggests that the business school graduate is wise to search for an employer who shows good prospects for growth and offers a working environment which satisfies his or her personal preferences. Students need to know the sources of job information relevant to small and medium-sized firms. They should also be cautioned to enter the job market with realistic expectations about how small firms will provide them with fulfilling work. Investigates recent career and small business research to profile the potential of careers in small firms.

Keywords: Business Graduates; Careers; Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00400919710164134

Publication date: February 1, 1997

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