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Clapp-Smith, Rachel; Hammond, Michelle M.; Lester, Gretchen Vogelgesang; Palanski, Michael – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Empirical research suggests that focusing on one's identity as a leader may enhance ongoing leadership development. As a complement to traditional theory- and skills-based approaches to leader development, we offer an identity-based, multidomain approach to leadership development through a series of integrated in-class exercises. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Identification (Psychology), Class Activities, Business Administration Education
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Eury, Jennifer L.; Treviño, Linda Klebe – Journal of Management Education, 2019
We describe a unique co-curricular honor and integrity program at a large, research university's business school. We discuss the evolution of the program as well as the array of stakeholders who were involved in its early development and sustenance. We use an ethical culture template to highlight the formal and informal systems, and we discuss…
Descriptors: Integrity, Business Schools, Research Universities, Program Development
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Eriksen, Matthew; Cooper, Kevin; Miccolis, Anthony – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Based on Ben Franklin's project to develop his virtuousness, we present an assignment that provides a structured process to facilitate students' virtuousness in their day-to-day lives. Students determine four virtues they wish to develop. Each week, students focus on behaving consistently with one of these virtues. At the end of each day, they…
Descriptors: Ethics, Assignments, Metacognition, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Manisaligil, Alperen; Bilimoria, Diana – Journal of Management Education, 2016
We describe an in-class activity that helps students improve their skills in media selection and use to reinforce effective communication. The activity builds on media richness and channel expansion theories through an examination of the media selection and use of NBA athlete LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert during…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Class Activities, Mass Media Use, Media Selection
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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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Donovan, Kimberly M.; Fluegge-Woolf, Erin R. – Journal of Management Education, 2015
The Under Construction Exercise was developed by the authors to highlight key factors of work design that when implemented among the work group or entire organization can lead to an environment conducive to fostering satisfaction and motivation. In the exercise, groups are assigned to one of four different conditions that are designed to emulate…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Class Activities, Job Development
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Trefalt, Špela – Journal of Management Education, 2014
Networks and the social capital that they carry enable people to get things done, to prosper in their careers, and to feel supported. To develop an effective network, one needs to know more than how to make connections with strangers at a reception; understanding the consequences of network properties on one's ability to obtain benefits is…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Simulation, Experiential Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
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Conklin, Thomas A. – Journal of Management Education, 2013
This article reviews andragogy as the philosophy resident in the broad arena of experience-based learning. Beneath the umbrella of experience-based learning lie the specific classroom orientations of student-centered learning, problem-based learning, and classrooms as organizations. These orientations contribute to the creation of…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Experiential Learning, Personal Autonomy, Student Experience
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Neiva de Figueiredo, Joao; Mauri, Alfredo J. – Journal of Management Education, 2013
This article describes the "Cross-Cultural Assignment," an experiential learning technique for students of business that deepens self-awareness of their own attitudes toward different cultures and develops international managerial skills. The technique consists of pairing up small teams of U.S.-based business students with small teams of…
Descriptors: Management Development, Business Administration Education, Cultural Awareness, Metacognition
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Smrt, Diana Lazarova; Nelson, Reed Elliot – Journal of Management Education, 2013
Using a toy construction set, we introduce to students the job characteristics model in a fun and engaging way. The activity not only describes the theoretical variables of the model but also allows students to (a) experience the dynamic interaction among these variables and (b) gain a better, hands-on understanding of the model. The exercise…
Descriptors: Toys, Instructional Materials, Business Administration Education, Models
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Lavine, Marc H.; Roussin, Christopher J. – Journal of Management Education, 2012
The authors describe a semester-long action-learning project where undergraduate or graduate management students learn about ethics, responsibility, and organizational behavior by examining the policy of their college or university that addresses academic integrity. Working in teams, students adopt a stakeholder management approach as they make…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, School Policy, Integrity, Ethics
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Shapiro, Mary; Ingols, Cynthia; Blake-Beard, Stacy – Journal of Management Education, 2011
The conventional definitions of power and masculinity are tightly conflated. The same words that are often used to describe power, such as authority, control, and decisiveness, are also often used to define masculinity. Where does that leave women in building and using power? Even as feminist scholars attempt to decouple the definition of power…
Descriptors: Females, Reading Attitudes, Definitions, Interpersonal Relationship
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