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ERIC Number: EJ831592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
"Batter up, Student on Deck": The Utility of Moneyball in Management Education
McHugh, Patrick P.
Journal of Management Education, v33 n2 p219-238 2009
The book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game", by Michael Lewis, has intrigued management practitioners and researchers. This article describes the use of the book as a supplementary reading in a management course. The book was found to be a useful complement to a traditional textbook when addressing topics such as organizational change and innovation, leadership, recruiting and selection, performance management, employee development, and negotiations. A student survey was conducted to assess student perceptions. Generally, students, regardless of their level of academic success, found the book to be a useful addition to the course. Male students reported greater support for the book; however, the results from further analysis indicate that this gender difference is a function of student interest in sports. The author concludes by advocating for the use of "Moneyball", while cautioning management educators to be vigilant of gender bias. (Contains 11 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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