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Paglis, Laura L. – Journal of Management Education, 2013
Courses designed specifically to develop students' managerial skills began to emerge in the 1980s, in response to criticism of the theoretical and quantitative orientation of business school coursework. Since then, a number of management textbooks focusing on skills-based learning have been published, and many instructors have become…
Descriptors: Administrators, Job Skills, Business Administration Education, Educational History
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Sheehan, Norman T.; Gamble, Edward N. – Journal of Management Education, 2010
Value chain analysis is widely taught in business schools and applied by practitioners to improve business performance. Despite its ubiquity, many students struggle to understand and apply value chain concepts in practice. JetFighter uses a complex manufacturing process (making intricate paper planes) to provide students an opportunity to enhance…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Assignments, Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Hannah, David R.; Venkatachary, Ranga – Journal of Management Education, 2010
In this article, the authors present a retrospective analysis of an instructor's multiyear redesign of a course on organization theory into what is called a hybrid Classroom-as-Organization model. It is suggested that this new course design served to apprentice students to function in quasi-real organizational structures. The authors further argue…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Class Activities, Learning Activities
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Smith, Gerald W. – Journal of Management Education, 2009
The use of film to assist with teaching various theoretical concepts has been integrated into the classroom for many years. However, the use of films has been primarily as a supplementary material to the typical textbook instruction. This article bridges the gap in the literature and discusses one approach whereby feature films were incorporated…
Descriptors: Industrial Psychology, Films, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Sargent, Leisa D.; Allen, Belinda C.; Frahm, Jennifer A.; Morris, Gayle – Journal of Management Education, 2009
To address the increasing demand for mass undergraduate management education and, at the same time, a greater emphasis on student teamwork, this study outlines the development, delivery, and evaluation of a training intervention designed to build team-coaching skills in teaching assistants. Specifically, "practice-centered" and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Class Size, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Role
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Hawk, Thomas F.; Lyons, Paul R. – Journal of Management Education, 2008
Students in an evening MBA program were given the opportunity to respond to the following four questions: (a) Have you ever had the feeling that a faculty member or instructor had "given up" on you and your learning in a course? (b) What did the faculty member or instructor do or not do to give you that feeling? (d) What did you do as a result of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Business Administration Education
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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