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Coleman, B. Jay; Mason, Paul; Steagall, Jeffrey W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
We investigate whether a business curriculum develops critical thinking ability or at least serves as a filter for critical thinking (i.e., students who cannot think critically tend not to progress toward graduation). We measure critical thinking by performance on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Short Form which was administered to a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Business Administration Education, Performance Based Assessment, Business Administration
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Duesing, Robert J.; Ling, Juan; Yang, Jiaqin – e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 2016
This study investigated the positive impact of a teaching practice on student learning outcomes in an online MBA program. An instructional project guideline was developed to help online students enhance their achieving required learning objectives corresponding to five categories of Bloom's Taxonomy. The course learning objectives are based on…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Rossman, Allan; Cochran, James J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
James J. Cochran is Professor of Applied Statistics, Rogers-Spivey Faculty Fellow, and Associate Dean for Research in the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. He is also a recipient of the INFORMS Prize…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, College Faculty, Business Administration Education, Statistics
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Ravinder, Handanhal V. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
A key issue in exponential smoothing is the choice of the values of the smoothing constants used. One approach that is becoming increasingly popular in introductory management science and operations management textbooks is the use of Solver, an Excel-based non-linear optimizer, to identify values of the smoothing constants that minimize a measure…
Descriptors: Prediction, Spreadsheets, Business Administration Education, Computer Software
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Walker, Helen L.; Gough, Stephen; Bakker, Elmer F.; Knight, Louise A.; McBain, Darian – Journal of Management Education, 2009
In the Operations Management field, sustainable procurement has emerged as a way to green the purchasing and supply process. This paper explores issues in sustainable procurement training. The authors formed an interdisciplinary team to design, deliver and evaluate a training programme to promote and develop sustainable procurement in the United…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Web Based Instruction
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Johnson, Lester W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
When teaching a services course (e.g., Services Marketing) it is essential that students understand that marketing/management, operations and human resource management within the service organization be fully coordinated. One useful acronym used to remind students of this need is "CHROME", standing for Communications, Human Resources,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Marketing, Human Resources, Communications
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Fuller, Jack A.; Denton, James W. – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2006
The fields of Management Science (MS) and Operations Management (OM) have co-existed in business school curricula for over a half century. This paper examines five trends that point toward a bright future for Operations Management in the business curriculum. These trends include an increasing emphasis on global competition, the growth of the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Graduates, Manufacturing, Futures (of Society)
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Adamson, John; Brown, Howard – Tertiary Education and Management, 2012
This study reports on the steering of a self-access learning center in a Japanese university by its "middle management" committee over the first years of its operation. Middle management practice was informed by an ethnographic archive of various facets of center use, particularly concerning language policy and curriculum integration, issues about…
Descriptors: Evidence, Stakeholders, Middle Management, English (Second Language)
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Yurtseven, M. Kudret; Buchanan, Walter W. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Decision making in most universities is taught within the conventional OR/MS (Operations Research/Management Science) paradigm. This paradigm is known to be "hard" since it is consisted of mathematical tools, and normally suitable for solving structured problems. In complex situations the conventional OR/MS paradigm proves to be…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Models, Industrial Education, Engineering Education
Banker, Margaret M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
E-Learning as it pertains to public education is in its infancy in America. There is limited research on what operational design, development, and management attributes of virtual school programs foster student achievement. The Wisconsin Department of Instruction has not developed or adopted program standards for E-Learning programs. The purpose…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Christian, Arthur Isaac, III – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Background: Research on principal preparedness for managing school finance is limited. Grounded in theory, principal preparation programs are without practical exercises for leadership readiness on budgets and finance. On its face, this topic is held the most responsible aspect of operations management, but the least studied in school leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Readiness, Educational Finance, Money Management
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Arbaugh, J. B.; Asarta, Carlos J.; Hwang, Alvin; Fornaciari, Charles J.; Bento, Regina F.; Dean, Kathy Lund – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
Previous studies of author productivity in business and management education (BME) research have focused on single disciplinary areas, and even single journals. This study is the first to examine the productivity of BME scholars across multiple disciplinary areas (i.e., accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Authors, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Benedek, Petra – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2016
Efficiency in the 1980's, quality in the 1990's, compliance in the 2010's - private sector management techniques and mechanisms find their way to public services. This paper facilitates the understanding of how compliance management controls can improve operations and prevent or detect failure or wrong doing. The last few years' empirical research…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Higher Education, Public Service, Integrated Services
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Ashenbaum, Bryan – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2013
A major challenge for instructors of supply chain and operations management (SCOM) courses is to help students who have never seen a production floor visualize concepts, such as the product-process matrix from standard introductory SCOM texts. This article presents a classroom exercise, which "prevalidates" the product-process matrix.…
Descriptors: Matrices, Business Administration Education, Class Activities, Manufacturing
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Fish, Lynn A.; Braunscheidel, Michael J. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2012
Experiential-based mini-demonstrations are useful to facilitate student learning on a wide variety of topics. The purpose of this teaching brief is two-fold: (1) it outlines a useful mini-demonstration to teach attribute control charting when the sample size is unknown, and (2) adds additional proof that experiential methods positively impact upon…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Charts, Sample Size, Experiential Learning
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