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Comer, Debra R.; Schwartz, Michael – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Management educators have been advised to cultivate their students' character. Yet they lack the instructional resources they need to do so. We were inspired by the principles and techniques of the Jewish spiritual practice of "Mussar" to put students on a personalized path of continuous character improvement. According to…
Descriptors: Management Development, Judaism, Personality Traits, Religious Factors
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Costigan, Robert D.; Brink, Kyle E. – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Influence is a critical competency for success in the workplace. Past research has shown that two oral communication skills (listening and oral expression) are associated with interpersonal influence. This exploratory study examines the effectiveness of two pedagogies (leaderless group discussion [LGD] and oral presentation with a question and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Webber, Sheila Simsarian; O'Neill, Regina M.; Dossinger, Karyn – Journal of Management Education, 2020
The Empowering Leadership Project was developed by the authors to improve management students' practice and understanding of empowering leadership, an emerging theory for leadership in the team context that includes Power Sharing, Motivation Support, and Development Support. In the project, student teams select a short leadership challenge,…
Descriptors: Leadership, Empowerment, Business Administration Education, Leadership Styles
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Spataro, Sandra E.; Bloch, Janel – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Listening is a critical communication skill and therefore an essential element of management education. "Active" listening surpasses passive listening or simple hearing to establish a deeper connection between speaker and listener, as the listener gives the speaker full attention via inquiry, reflection, respect, and empathy. This…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Communication Skills
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Druckman, Daniel; Ebner, Noam – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Two approaches to the process of guided discovery learning are compared for their impacts on concept understanding. One, referred to as design, emphasizes invention and draws on the simulation literature. The other, referred to as case analysis, focuses on discovery and draws on the case-based reasoning literature. Following a lecture on four…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Administrator Education, Instructional Design, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Sheehan, Norman T.; Gujarathi, Mahendra R.; Jones, Joanne C.; Phillips, Fred – Journal of Management Education, 2018
With increasing calls for a greater connection between management education and practice, teaching cases play a vital role in the business curriculum. Cases not only allow instructors to expose students to practical problems but also let educators contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning. An important reason why faculty members may…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Administrator Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Tomlin, Kathleen A.; Metzger, Matthew L.; Bradley-Geist, Jill; Gonzalez-Padron, Tracy – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Ethics blind spots, which have become a keystone of the emerging behavioral ethics literature, are essentially biases, heuristics, and psychological traps. Though students typically recognize that ethical challenges exist in the world at large, they often fail to see when they are personally prone to ethics blind spots. This creates an obstacle…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Concept, Social Psychology, Heuristics
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Eriksen, Matthew; Cooper, Kevin – Journal of Management Education, 2017
This article presents a student-established, shared-purpose process used to increase student engagement with, commitment to, and responsibility for their learning. In addition to establishing a shared purpose for their course, the students establish and commit to ways of being, doing, and interacting with one another necessary to intentionally and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement, Transformative Learning, Student Responsibility
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Dachner, Alison M.; Miguel, Rosanna F.; Patena, Rachel A. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
The demands of today's ever-changing work environment often require that employees engage in intellectual risk taking (IRT) by being resourceful, trying new things, and asking questions even at the risk of making a mistake or feeling inadequate. This research seeks to identify variables that increase student IRT. Controlling for individual…
Descriptors: Risk, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Personal Autonomy
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Koys, Daniel J. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
The Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network can help students prepare for their careers because it contains information on over 900 occupations. Occupational Information Network includes a tool called My Next Move that is designed to help people learn about those occupations. This research uses a pretest/posttest design with a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Occupational Information, Networks, Public Agencies
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Barkacs, Linda L.; Barkacs, Craig B. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
This article presents a gender-based negotiation simulation designed to make participants aware of gender-based stereotypes and their effect on negotiation outcomes. In this simulation, the current research on gender issues is animated via three role sheets: (a) Vice president (VP), (b) advantaged department head, and (c) disadvantaged department…
Descriptors: Simulation, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues, Administrators
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Knipfer, Kristin; Shaughnessy, Brooke; Hentschel, Tanja; Schmid, Ellen – Journal of Management Education, 2017
Women in academia face unique challenges when it comes to advancing to professorship. Using latest research about gender and academic leadership, we present a training curriculum that is sensitive to the unique demands of women in and aspiring to leadership positions in academia. The context-specific and evidence-based approach and a focus on…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Women Faculty, Leaders
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Connolly, Heather; Spiller, Dorothy – Journal of Management Education, 2017
A key challenge for lecturers of many first year Management courses is how to help students create meaningful knowledge connections while at the same time introducing considerable foundational material. This article reports on an instructional innovation that explores how we can better design and teach a first year Management course that provide…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Administrator Education, Instructional Innovation, College Instruction
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Donovan, Paul – Journal of Management Education, 2017
In the field of management, a practice--theory gap has developed and consequently, management education has been criticized for being irrelevant to the needs of stakeholders. This article argues that introduction to management courses in higher education perpetuate this gap by not teaching what managers do. These courses fail to communicate well…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Introductory Courses, Administrator Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Simpson, Colin; Sommer, Daniela – Journal of Management Education, 2016
In light of the prominent role of socio-materiality in contemporary social scientific, and particularly educational research, this article uses two practice-based theories to investigate the experiences of German business management professionals on a U.K.-based DBA delivered in Germany. We specifically take concepts from cultural historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Distance Education, Business Administration Education
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