This study examines the association between entrepreneurship and military service in a combat unit, and leadership positions for Israeli veterans enrolled in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. In practice, veterans venturing into entrepreneurship should consider applying the many social skills they attained during their military service. In addition, career advisors should discuss with servicemembers and veterans how their social skills can be applied outside the military. In policy, many of the policy implications can be applied to American veterans, and TAP might offer programs and tools that teach servicemembers interviewing skills, such as maximizing social media platforms. Suggestions for future research include duplicating this study in other countries where military service is voluntary, as well as including graduates from different majors rather than only the business field.
Avrahami, Y., Lerner, M. (2003). The effect of combat service and military rank on entrepreneurial careers: The case of Israeli MBA graduates. Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 31(1), 97-118. https://search.proquest.com/docview/206663532?accountid=14214
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professional development, MBA programs, Professional development, Research brief, Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship; Master of business administration degree; Career development
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "The Effect of Combat Service and Military Rank on Entrepreneurial Careers: The Case of Israeli MBA Graduates"" (2016). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 327.
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