ERIC Number: EJ1034131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Serious Games: A Seminar Map for International Business Schools
Witte, Anne E.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v77 n1 p31-49 Mar 2014
One business school addressed the "zeitgeist" of the financial crisis by introducing in its inaugural seminar the cultural and ethical values too often absent from the types of transactions students are trained to manage. Drawing from cross-cultural and communication studies, the author tested "serious games"--cultural situations and personal development exercises aimed at rewarding rule-based cooperation, interpersonal communication, and cultural empathy. Observations made during the games fostered curriculum reform by integrating humanistic concerns considered vital for international finance careers. Linking such training to business learning objectives enhances accountability, rule-based action, and cultural awareness reform.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Seminars, Games, Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Empathy, Values, Ethics, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, College Students, Cognitive Style, Foreign Students, Student Motivation, Student Surveys, Cooperative Learning, School Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: France