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Bradford, David L. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Experiential activities are a powerful pedagogical tool that have grown in popularity. But there are a series of ethical issues (the "shadow side") that such activities raises. These include (a) inadequate (informed) student choice, (b) bias in what is covered, (c) lack of adequate debriefing, (d) personal exposure in class and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education, Informed Consent
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Carter, William R.; Stickney, Lisa T. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The content of most MBA capstone strategic management courses emphasizes general management theory and analytical skill development. Additionally, the design of the capstone is often tasked with providing practical application, integrative thinking, and experiential learning. A common critique of the capstone, however, is its insufficient delivery…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Capstone Experiences, Management Development, Masters Programs
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Hillmann, Julia; Duchek, Stephanie; Meyr, Julian; Guenther, Edeltraud – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Managers play an important role in creating organizational resilience. In highly volatile and uncertain times they must employ long-term visioning, think in alternatives, and deal with complexity in order to promote organizational resilience capabilities. However, strategic management education has been criticized for not providing significant…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Resilience (Psychology), Capacity Building, Experiential Learning
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Audebrand, Luc K.; Camus, Annie; Michaud, Valérie – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Although the paradox perspective is gaining increasing attention among management scholars, most of us continue to struggle with addressing this challenging topic in the classroom, as it seems out of reach for many students. In this article, we describe a potentially beneficial way to approach paradoxical thinking in management education: teaching…
Descriptors: Cooperatives, Business, Logical Thinking, Administrator Education
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Durant, Rita A.; Carlon, Donna M.; Downs, Alexis – Journal of Management Education, 2017
This article describes the results of the "Efficiency Challenge," a 10-week, Principles of Management course activity that uses reflection and goal setting to help students understand the concept of operational efficiency. With transformative learning theory as a lens, we base our report on 4 years' worth of student reflections regarding…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Administrator Education, Transformative Learning, Class Activities
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Miller, Richard J.; Maellaro, Rosemary – Journal of Management Education, 2016
Experiential learning alone does not guarantee that students will accurately conceptualize content, or meet course outcomes in subsequent active experimentation stages. In an effort to more effectively meet learning objectives, the experiential learning cycle was modified with a unique combination of the 5 Whys root cause problem-solving tool and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Reflection
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Stratton, Micheal T.; Julien, Mark – Journal of Management Education, 2014
Encouraging students to actively engage with course material is an ongoing challenge for many management educators. One common tactic is to use various technologies that allow tech-savvy Millennial Generation students to take a more active role in their learning. In this article, we describe an innovative group project that challenges students to…
Descriptors: Groups, Student Projects, Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Sheehan, Beth J.; McDonald, Mark A.; Spence, Kirsty K. – Journal of Management Education, 2009
In management education, the classroom-as-organization (CAO) approach to teaching has been a topic of much discussion and debate. Given the authors' experiences in teaching sport event management, it is known that the CAO approach helps students develop greater self-confidence, greater self- and social awareness, and a greater understanding of…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Teaching Methods, Athletics, Activities
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Morris, J. Andrew; Urbanski, John; Fuller, Janice – Journal of Management Education, 2005
This article presents a series of experiential exercises designed to use visual arts and poetry in classroom settings to increase students' awareness and recognition of emotion--two key components of emotional intelligence. Drawing on the liberal arts in the manner described in the exercises provides the instructor with a context in which students…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Emotional Intelligence, Visual Arts, Business Administration