People’s outlook on their relationship with ‘work’ has significantly shifted. Likewise, the students enrolled in management courses will want to shape their futures to align with new values. They are the next generation of small business owners; the drivers of ‘start-ups’; the entrepreneurs.
When Associate Professor Tui McKeown presents the facts to her students – Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia account for over 98% of all enterprises – her students are shocked. She has observed that this single fact gives students permission to chase their dreams – they start to realise starting a small business is a real option.
As lecturer and researcher within the Monash University Business School, Assoc. Prof. McKeown shares below the benefits of incorporating small business, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship, in management courses.