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Publication date: 4 February 2014

Carl P. Maertz Jr, Philipp A. Stoeberl and Jill Marks

“What kinds of internships are possible?” “How should we decide whether to utilize internships, and if so, how can we ensure they will pay off?” The purpose of this paper is to…

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Purpose

“What kinds of internships are possible?” “How should we decide whether to utilize internships, and if so, how can we ensure they will pay off?” The purpose of this paper is to help answer these key questions facing talent management professionals, educators, and interns.

Design/methodology/approach

This is achieved by reviewing the scattered literature to distill the lessons regarding internships for each of these stakeholders. First, the paper better defines internships through enumerating 11 key dimensions, helping give all internship stakeholders a common language to clarify communication. Second, the paper synthesizes and lists the potential benefits and costs/pitfalls of internships for interns, schools, and employers to provide a fuller view of internships from all stakeholder perspectives. Third, the paper summarizes recommendations to help stakeholders maximize the actual benefits obtained from internships while minimizing the costs and avoiding common pitfalls.

Findings

Many benefits for interns have been identified in the literature. These can be categorized as job-related benefits, career-related benefits, and networking/job market benefits. For most interns, the costs of the internship are minimal. Nevertheless, potential pitfalls stem from the fact that employers and interns often do not have consistent or shared expectations regarding the internship. The benefits of internships for schools can be significant. These include filling an important modern need for experiential and vocational learning. For employers, hiring an intern for a full-time position after the assignment can lead to savings in the areas of recruitment and selection.

Originality/value

The paper provides stakeholders with “one-stop shopping” for the best general advice about creating and growing successful internships.

Article
Publication date: 8 June 2010

Describes some of the policies that helped UK environmental consultancy ADAS to win best‐to‐work‐for prize in the Edie Awards for Environmental Excellence.

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Purpose

Describes some of the policies that helped UK environmental consultancy ADAS to win best‐to‐work‐for prize in the Edie Awards for Environmental Excellence.

Design/methodology/approach

Concentrates on the company's approach to training and development, employee consultation and internal communications.

Findings

Details in particular the ADAS induction process, which helps new employees to feel a part of the organization and is seen as a key aspect of promoting employee retention.

Practical implications

Highlights the importance of good working relationships, rather than remuneration packages or frequent HR “initiatives”, in helping to create a good working environment.

Social implications

Emphasizes the importance not only of consulting employees, but of acting on the feedback received.

Originality/value

Details a number of policies that other firms with a geographically dispersed workforce may find helpful in cementing a sense of “belonging” to a single organization.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 2001

Paul Cambridge

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 1 May 1999

Eric Winter

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Reference Reviews, vol. 13 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 22 July 2011

Lisa K. Gundry, Jill R. Kickul, Mark D. Griffiths and Sophie C. Bacq

Social entrepreneurship is primarily concerned with the development of innovative solutions to society's most challenging problems. Since social entrepreneurship flourishes in…

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Social entrepreneurship is primarily concerned with the development of innovative solutions to society's most challenging problems. Since social entrepreneurship flourishes in resource-constrained environments, social innovation may depend on the extent to which social entrepreneurs can combine and apply the resources at hand in creative and useful ways to solve problems – “bricolage.” Moreover, innovating for social impact relies on a set of institutional and structural supports – “innovation ecology,' which can facilitate or impede innovation. Our research empirically examines these variables as drivers of systemic social change through scaling and replication – “catalytic innovation” (i.e., the development of products and services targeted to unserved markets). Results of a survey conducted with 113 social entrepreneurs indicate that, while innovation ecology is associated with the degree of catalytic innovation, it is mediated by the role and degree of bricolage that social entrepreneurs bring to solving problems. These findings reinforce the role of entrepreneurs as the indispensable agents of social change.

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Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-073-5

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Publication date: 22 July 2011

G.T. Lumpkin and Jerome A. Katz

From its earliest incarnations, entrepreneurship has been linked to innovation, and often innovations with a societal or social impact. Although classical economists discussed the…

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From its earliest incarnations, entrepreneurship has been linked to innovation, and often innovations with a societal or social impact. Although classical economists discussed the role entrepreneurs play in handling risk in an economy (Hébert & Link, 2009), perhaps the greater risks have been the social impacts which entrepreneurship brought to societies (Drucker, 1985). The power of mercantile economies like the Phoenician or two thousand years later the British came as much from the new ideas and processes they introduced to the societies of trading partners as from the goods traded.

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Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-073-5

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Publication date: 28 October 2021

Vanessa Ratten

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Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2045-2101

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Publication date: 18 November 2019

Major constitutional change is rare and thus has unknown implications for supply chain partners. Member firms within local food supply chains in the UK can best protect their…

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Major constitutional change is rare and thus has unknown implications for supply chain partners. Member firms within local food supply chains in the UK can best protect their interests in the wake of Brexit through close collaboration and by identifying and exploiting key dynamic capabilities. This can increase their individual and collective resilience and potential ability to influence future decisions relating to the constitution.

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Continuity & Resilience Review, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2516-7502

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Publication date: 1 June 1988

Tim Melling

In recent years, Marks and Spencer has chosen to bring in more senior personnel from “the outside”. In order to ensure that they succeeded within their new environment, and that…

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In recent years, Marks and Spencer has chosen to bring in more senior personnel from “the outside”. In order to ensure that they succeeded within their new environment, and that the organisation likewise gained from any particular expertise they might be able to bring to their new “home”, a programme was devised to bring these benefits about. The programme is described, and how the consultant involved internal trainers to run it and future events is set out.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 20 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 August 1987

IT IS AXIOMATIC that journals like WORK STUDY leave politics severely alone. This is but sensible: whichever you praise, you will most certainly offend some of your readers. They…

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IT IS AXIOMATIC that journals like WORK STUDY leave politics severely alone. This is but sensible: whichever you praise, you will most certainly offend some of your readers. They are a cross‐section of the population and how they think (or vote) is their own business. It is not ours to inquire, nor, most certainly not to condemn.

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Work Study, vol. 36 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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