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Carter, E. Vincent – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study examines an original dramaturgical method for creating virtual world experience called virtual world drama. The instructional focus is improving students' aptitude for analyzing ethnic identity by instilling both conceptual and multicultural competency. An exploratory research method is used, relying on observation (disguised and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Observation, Marketing, Online Courses
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Sparks, George; Wolf, Patricia; Zurick, Andryce M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This paper explores the phenomenon of destructive leadership using the historical case study of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. The characteristics of destructive leadership as well as the consequences of this leadership style are reviewed, examined and analyzed. Utilizing a case from history to shine light on a contemporary problem,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Conflict
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Chong, James T.; Jennings, Penelope R.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Financial planning is an interdisciplinary field including finance and business law topics. Consequently, standard pedagogical resources often omit topics that fall between these fields. To address a key gap in educational materials for financial planning students and faculty, this article reviews recent regulatory developments for financial…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Financial Policy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Materials
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Noe, Kelly – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the development, implementation and outcome of a field-based learning flow-charting project that was conducted in an accounting information systems (AIS) course. The emphasis for the project was strengthening the students' critical thinking skills. This paper advances AIS education by sharing a field-based…
Descriptors: Accounting, Information Systems, Flow Charts, Field Experience Programs
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Roe, C. William; Toma, Alfred G.; Yallapragada, RamMohan R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Online degree programs were probably pioneered by for-profit universities such as University of Phoenix. Many online degree programs were initially considered low quality academic programs compared to traditional programs. Therefore, many public and private universities were slow to adopt the online programs. However, gradually more and more…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Program Development
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Eisner, Susan – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Literature finds mentoring to be a substantive, enduring practice in widespread arena, and among the attributes associated with career success and satisfaction. This paper provides a tangible mentoring model that has been operational for several years, and which applies what the literature proscribes to higher education academic settings. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, Success, Participant Satisfaction
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Mohrweis, Lawrence C.; Shinham, Kathe M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study illustrates an active learning approach using instant feedback cards in the first course in accounting. The objectives of this study are to (1) describe instant feedback cards and (2) show how this tool, when used in an active learning environment, can enhance learning. We examined whether students exposed to immediate feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Active Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Washington, Melvin C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Twenty-first century organizations are increasingly becoming global information networks where the emphasis on written communication is growing exponentially. Effective writing skills are becoming more essential to workplace success and thus a central focus in business programs across the country. This article addresses writing issues in business…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Writing Skills
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Ragan, Joseph; Puccio, Christopher; Talisesky, Brandon – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) revolutionized the accounting and audit industry. The use of preventative and process controls to evaluate the continuous audit process done via an SAP ERP ECC 6.0 system is key to compliance with SOX and managing costs. This paper can be used in a variety of ways to discuss issues associated with auditing and testing…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Accounting, Technology Uses in Education, Information Systems
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Berry, Priscilla – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This paper explores the current paradigm shift in the use of technology in the classroom, which is occurring because of technology explosion in society, impact of globalization, necessary reframing, and enlarging of the world view, methods, and content to make business communication classes relevant. The question is whether the classroom should…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Administration Education, Influence of Technology, Global Approach
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Eid, Chaker; Millham, Richard – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
In this paper, we investigate whether and how mathematics factors into students' performance in IT learning. The involved cognitive levels of students learning mathematics and hence problem solving, are correlated to how well they are able to transpose their knowledge and apply it to problem solving in the IT field(s). Our hypothesis is that if…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Mathematics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Unified Studies Curriculum
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Brozik, Dallas; Cassidy, Chris – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Colleges of business are typically formed around functional divisions like accounting, finance, management, and marketing. This discipline-based structure serves to convey basic information to the students, but it is poorly suited to provide an educational experience that integrates the functional areas into a holistic framework. Efforts to refine…
Descriptors: College Programs, Holistic Approach, Organizational Change, Organizational Theories
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Rosales, Jean; Sarbaum, Jeff; Sheran, Michelle; Allen, Stuart – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
College and university programs are under increasing pressure to effectively measure and assess student performance, knowledge, and skills in their classes, majors and programs. We discuss how embracing this assessment charge can lead to a more cohesive and educational curriculum in which students and educators alike see the connections from one…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Learning Systems, Introductory Courses
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Kernodle, Thomas A.; Noble, Deborah – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to support Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) as an essential area of study in the field of business education that is often neglected. OCB has been defined as individual behavior that is discretionary, not directly or explicitly recognized by the formal reward system, and that in the aggregate promotes the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Work Attitudes, Organizational Culture, Administrator Education
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Zeller, Thomas L.; Metzger, Lawrence M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This paper argues for a new approach to accounting textbook budgeting material. The business environment is not stable. Change is continuous, for large and small business alike. A business must act and react to generate shareholder value. The rolling forecast provides the necessary navigational insight. The traditional annual static budget does…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Accounting, Budgets, Business Skills
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