ERIC Number: ED204640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Small Business Management and Ownership. Volume Three. Local Decisions: A Simulation.
Shuchat, Jo; Otto, Judith
Location Decisions is a simulation game in which students obtain and evaluate information about several potential business locations in light of location requirements specific to their game businesses. In Location Decisions, the specific content area taught to students is the process for choosing a location for a small business; the basic skills practiced are problem solving by analysis and logic, decision making, and constructive group interaction to achieve a common goal. It simulates the research, analysis, and decision making a person must do to select an appropriate business location. As game administrator, the teacher prepares the materials, introduces the simulation, monitors the use of time and materials, directs the scoring, and guides the discussion after the simulation. All the materials needed to play the game are included in the guide. Following an overview of Location Decisions, the guide is divided into two parts. The first part contains detailed teacher's instructions for preparing for and managing the game, including pre-game necessities and instructions for each of the four to six periods required for the simulation. The second part of the guide contains the game materials, including student introduction, instructions for information gathering, scoresheet, administrator's tally sheet, and cost cards. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Decision Making, Geographic Location, Instructional Materials, Management Games, Marketing, Merchants, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Site Selection, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-02001-7, $4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CRC Education and Human Development Inc., Belmont, MA.
Identifiers: Small Businesses
Note: For a related document see CE 029 664.