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Spataro, Sandra E.; Bloch, Janel – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Listening is a critical communication skill and therefore an essential element of management education. "Active" listening surpasses passive listening or simple hearing to establish a deeper connection between speaker and listener, as the listener gives the speaker full attention via inquiry, reflection, respect, and empathy. This…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Communication Skills
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Druckman, Daniel; Ebner, Noam – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Two approaches to the process of guided discovery learning are compared for their impacts on concept understanding. One, referred to as design, emphasizes invention and draws on the simulation literature. The other, referred to as case analysis, focuses on discovery and draws on the case-based reasoning literature. Following a lecture on four…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Administrator Education, Instructional Design, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Sheehan, Norman T.; Gujarathi, Mahendra R.; Jones, Joanne C.; Phillips, Fred – Journal of Management Education, 2018
With increasing calls for a greater connection between management education and practice, teaching cases play a vital role in the business curriculum. Cases not only allow instructors to expose students to practical problems but also let educators contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning. An important reason why faculty members may…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Administrator Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Tomlin, Kathleen A.; Metzger, Matthew L.; Bradley-Geist, Jill; Gonzalez-Padron, Tracy – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Ethics blind spots, which have become a keystone of the emerging behavioral ethics literature, are essentially biases, heuristics, and psychological traps. Though students typically recognize that ethical challenges exist in the world at large, they often fail to see when they are personally prone to ethics blind spots. This creates an obstacle…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Concept, Social Psychology, Heuristics
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Eriksen, Matthew; Cooper, Kevin – Journal of Management Education, 2017
This article presents a student-established, shared-purpose process used to increase student engagement with, commitment to, and responsibility for their learning. In addition to establishing a shared purpose for their course, the students establish and commit to ways of being, doing, and interacting with one another necessary to intentionally and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Transformative Learning, Student Responsibility
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Dachner, Alison M.; Miguel, Rosanna F.; Patena, Rachel A. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
The demands of today's ever-changing work environment often require that employees engage in intellectual risk taking (IRT) by being resourceful, trying new things, and asking questions even at the risk of making a mistake or feeling inadequate. This research seeks to identify variables that increase student IRT. Controlling for individual…
Descriptors: Risk, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Personal Autonomy
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Koys, Daniel J. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
The Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network can help students prepare for their careers because it contains information on over 900 occupations. Occupational Information Network includes a tool called My Next Move that is designed to help people learn about those occupations. This research uses a pretest/posttest design with a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Occupational Information, Networks, Public Agencies
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Barkacs, Linda L.; Barkacs, Craig B. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
This article presents a gender-based negotiation simulation designed to make participants aware of gender-based stereotypes and their effect on negotiation outcomes. In this simulation, the current research on gender issues is animated via three role sheets: (a) Vice president (VP), (b) advantaged department head, and (c) disadvantaged department…
Descriptors: Simulation, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues, Administrators
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Knipfer, Kristin; Shaughnessy, Brooke; Hentschel, Tanja; Schmid, Ellen – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Women in academia face unique challenges when it comes to advancing to professorship. Using latest research about gender and academic leadership, we present a training curriculum that is sensitive to the unique demands of women in and aspiring to leadership positions in academia. The context-specific and evidence-based approach and a focus on…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Women Faculty, Leaders
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Connolly, Heather; Spiller, Dorothy – Journal of Management Education, 2017
A key challenge for lecturers of many first year Management courses is how to help students create meaningful knowledge connections while at the same time introducing considerable foundational material. This article reports on an instructional innovation that explores how we can better design and teach a first year Management course that provide…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Administrator Education, Instructional Innovation, College Instruction
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Donovan, Paul – Journal of Management Education, 2017
In the field of management, a practice--theory gap has developed and consequently, management education has been criticized for being irrelevant to the needs of stakeholders. This article argues that introduction to management courses in higher education perpetuate this gap by not teaching what managers do. These courses fail to communicate well…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Introductory Courses, Administrator Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Simpson, Colin; Sommer, Daniela – Journal of Management Education, 2016
In light of the prominent role of socio-materiality in contemporary social scientific, and particularly educational research, this article uses two practice-based theories to investigate the experiences of German business management professionals on a U.K.-based DBA delivered in Germany. We specifically take concepts from cultural historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Distance Education, Business Administration Education
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Riddle, Emma Jane; Smith, Marilyn; Frankforter, Steven A. – Journal of Management Education, 2016
This article presents a rubric for evaluating student performance on written case assignments that require qualitative analysis. This rubric is designed for three purposes. First, it informs students of the criteria on which their work will be evaluated. Second, it provides instructors with a reliable instrument for accurately measuring and…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Business Administration Education, Student Evaluation
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Bruni-Bossio, Vincent; Willness, Chelsea – Journal of Management Education, 2016
The "Kobayashi Maru" is a training simulation that has its roots in the Star Trek series notable for its defining characteristic as a no-win scenario with no "correct" resolution and where the solution actually involves redefining the problem. Drawing upon these characteristics, we designed a board meeting simulation for an…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Fidelity, Simulation, Meetings
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Fiechtner, Susan Brown; Davis, Elaine Actis – Journal of Management Education, 2016
The issue of group learning has become an even greater concern in recent years as more college and university professors have begun to incorporate specific group assignments (i.e., assignments which require that students meet as a group and equally contribute to a final product) into their class requirements. The purpose of the present descriptive…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Student Surveys, Cooperative Learning
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