ERIC Number: EJ798415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 15
Teaching Business Plan Negotiation: Fostering Entrepreneurship among Business and Engineering Students
Ulijn, Jan M.; O'Duill, Micheal; Robertson, Stephen A.
Business Communication Quarterly, v67 n1 p41-57 2004
From personal relationships to complex business dealings, negotiations are essential forms of communication. But negotiation skills are often neglected in university courses. One reason for this neglect is the difficulty of teaching negotiations effectively. Such teaching requires both an underlying theoretical base and activities that provide students with direct practice in negotiating. In this article, the authors describe a new approach to teaching negotiation through personalized situated learning. After a brief introduction to the approach, they present the scenario for a negotiation that helps engineering students become more entrepreneurial as they develop a business plan to secure funding from venture capitalists for a start-up IT company.
Descriptors: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Negotiation Agreements, Information Technology, Higher Education
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