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Internships and Small Business: A fruitful Union? A Conceptual Approach

Author(s): Daniel Degravel

Citation: Daniel Degravel, (2011) "Internships and Small Business: A fruitful Union? A Conceptual Approach," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 2, pp. 27 - 43

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


Despite the popularity of internships among firms and educational institutions, our understanding of how
they could help small businesses strategies and operational aspects remains insufficient. This paper
argues that the specific attributes and needs of small businesses maximize the potential positive effects of
internships on their performance, beyond the classic recipes and good practices founded in the
“successful internships” literature. This paper explores these attributes and needs, identifies where and
how internships can provide significant benefits to small businesses, and suggests a path for future
research based on two theoretical directions: firm strategy and the resource-based view, and managerial