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MacMillan, Karen; Komar, Jennifer – Journal of Management Education, 2018
This article describes a classroom exercise that is designed to help students understand the basic tenets of population ecology (also known as organizational ecology). The macro-level, longitudinal approach to understanding organizations can be difficult for students to conceptualize as it involves systems thinking. This exercise makes the theory…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Class Activities, Systems Approach, Institutional Environment
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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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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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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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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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Comer, Debra R.; Lenaghan, Janet A. – Journal of Management Education, 2013
This article addresses educators' concerns about using asynchronous online discussions in lieu of face-to-face discussions. Drawing from research on asynchronous online education and Bloom's taxonomy, the authors introduce the system of "original examples" and "value-added comments" that they have developed to promote engaging and meaningful…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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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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Ritchie, William J.; Fornaciari, Charles J.; Drew, Stephen A. W.; Marlin, Dan – Journal of Management Education, 2013
Many capstone strategic management courses use computer-based simulations as core pedagogical tools. Simulations are touted as assisting students in developing much-valued skills in strategy formation, implementation, and team management in the pursuit of superior strategic performance. However, despite their rich nature, little is known regarding…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Business Administration Education, Strategic Planning, Teamwork
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Ferrante, Claudia J.; Green, Steve G.; Forster, William R. – Journal of Management Education, 2006
This study addresses changes in student perceptions when team leaders are incentivized. Although the benefits of groupwork have been thoroughly studied and documented, minimizing dysfunctional teamwork may prove difficult because of leadership incentives, social loafing, and organizational justice implications. Using an innovative pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Leadership, Incentives
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Madsen, Susan R.; Turnbull, Ovilla – Journal of Management Education, 2006
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of human resource students who had recently and successfully completed a service learning project for an undergraduate compensation and benefits course. Four specific themes or categories emerged from the 10 in-depth student interviews: pedagogical…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Human Resources, Administrator Education, Undergraduate Students
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Joshi, Maheshkumar P.; Davis, Elizabeth B.; Kathuria, Ravi; Weidner, C. Ken, II – Journal of Management Education, 2005
This article examines an attempt to introduce experiential learning methods in a business strategy course. In organizational behavior and industrial/organizational psychology, experiential teaching methods have been so widely adopted that some authors have suggested dropping the distinction between experiential and traditional teaching. Although…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Bailey, James; Sass, Mary; Swiercz, Paul M.; Seal, Craig; Kayes, D. Christopher – Journal of Management Education, 2005
Modern organizations prize teamwork. Management schools have responded to this reality by integrating teamwork into the curriculum. Two important challenges associated with integrating teams in the management classroom include (a) designing teamwork assignments that achieve multiple, sophisticated learning outcomes and (b) instruction in, and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Teaching Methods
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Shaw, James B. – Journal of Management Education, 2004
A longitudinal study of 390 students in 64 Practical Organizational Behavior Education (PROBE) project teams was conducted on the effects of intragroup diversity and student diversity-management skills. The impact of gender, age, and nationality variables on student grades, cognitive processes, perceptions of team effectiveness, and satisfaction…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Diversity, Longitudinal Studies, Behavior Theories
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Palocsay, Susan W.; White, Marion M.; Zimmerman, D. Kent – Journal of Management Education, 2004
This article describes an experiential learning activity designed to promote the development of decision-making skills in international management students at the undergraduate level. Students from an undergraduate management science course in decision analysis served as consultants on a case assigned to teams in an international management class.…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Administrator Education, Experiential Learning, Decision Making Skills