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ERIC Number: EJ1221863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
The Menace of Misinformation: Faculty Misstatements in Management Education and Their Consequences
Giacalone, Robert A.; Promislo, Mark D.
Journal of Management Education, v43 n4 p396-419 Aug 2019
In this essay, we explore the misinformation that management professors give to students in the classroom. Although faculty do not intend to deceive students with this misinformation, nevertheless, it can have damaging consequences, including undermining students' well-being and limiting their aspirations. We discuss two general types of misleading statements: misinformation about the economic model (e.g., that money and material possessions lead to happiness) and misinformation about what matters in life (e.g., that career success is the most important component in the fabric of life). Most of this misinformation is deeply rooted in our materialistic culture and economic system, and a belief in profit maximization as a predominant goal. Last, we discuss ways in which faculty can escape from providing this misinformation and help students find fulfilling paths in life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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