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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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Steinbauer, Robert; Renn, Robert W.; Chen, Shawna H.; Biggane, Jonathan; Deitz, George – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Educators and practitioners often raise the question of whether business schools sufficiently prepare students to stay morally engaged when faced with ethical dilemmas in the workforce. Specifically, they criticize the theoretical nature of traditional in-class exercises for inhibiting students' moral development. We investigate the impact working…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Business Administration Education, Mentors, Ethics
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Allen, Scott J. – Journal of Management Education, 2020
We are on the precipice of significant change in industry. Some have called it industry 4.0, and without significant attention, business management educators will be unfamiliar and underprepared--and as a result, they will not adequately equip their students for change. This essay explores the need for a digital mindset and tech literacy in…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Business Administration Education, World Views, Cognitive Processes
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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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Netland, Torbjørn H.; Flaeschner, Oliver; Maghazei, Omid; Brown, Karin – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Recent developments in virtual reality (VR) technologies offer new opportunities for teaching management courses. The objective of this article is to present one way to use VR to teach operations management. In partnership with a global manufacturer, we integrate virtual environments of the manufacturers' real factories in a course assignment. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Management Development, Simulated Environment
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Brahm, Taiga; Jenert, Tobias – Journal of Management Education, 2019
In their thought-provoking article, Giacalone and Promislo point to some problematic ideas in management education such as the adoration of materialism and competition or the notion of the economic model as a natural law. But do students really develop such ideas because they were misinformed by their teachers? Misinformation implies that what is…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Business Administration Education, Deception, Misconceptions
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Chappell, Stacie; Thomas, Debby – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Classroom as organization (CAO) is an approach at the extreme end of an experiential learning intensity continuum. While proponents suggest they would never go back to a teacher-centered classroom, CAO has not become widely adopted since its initial description by Cohen. We argue this is, in part, because of shadow elements that may discourage…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Organizations (Groups), Student Centered Learning
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Eriksen, Matthew; Cooper, Kevin; Miccolis, Anthony – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Based on Ben Franklin's project to develop his virtuousness, we present an assignment that provides a structured process to facilitate students' virtuousness in their day-to-day lives. Students determine four virtues they wish to develop. Each week, students focus on behaving consistently with one of these virtues. At the end of each day, they…
Descriptors: Ethics, Assignments, Metacognition, Teaching Methods
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Morgan, Shona D.; Stewart, Alice C. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The most recent recipient of the JME Lasting Impact Award, "Lessons from the Best and Worst Student Team Experiences: How a Teacher can make the Difference," by Bacon, Stewart, and Silver (1999) is an elegantly presented examination of how the set of decisions made by instructors regarding team assignments affect student experience. An…
Descriptors: Management Development, Teacher Role, Decision Making, Peer Evaluation
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Stickney, Lisa T.; Bento, Regina F.; Aggarwal, Anil; Adlakha, Veena – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The nature and antecedents of faculty satisfaction in online higher education have not received much scholarly attention yet, despite the growing literature that indicates the relevance of faculty satisfaction for outcomes such as the success of e-learning programs, student learning, and student satisfaction. This exploratory study surveyed 171…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Job Satisfaction
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Cassell, Catherine – Journal of Management Education, 2019
In this article, I present some of the teaching and learning challenges faced from the perspective of a U.K. business school dean. There are many challenges that I could have chosen, but my focus is on the unpredictable external environment, the conundrum of teaching evaluation, developing teaching staff, and the curriculum issues we face.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Deans, Administrator Attitudes
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Carter, William R.; Stickney, Lisa T. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The content of most MBA capstone strategic management courses emphasizes general management theory and analytical skill development. Additionally, the design of the capstone is often tasked with providing practical application, integrative thinking, and experiential learning. A common critique of the capstone, however, is its insufficient delivery…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Capstone Experiences, Management Development, Masters Programs
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Byrne, Alyson; Crossan, Mary; Seijts, Gerard – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Business schools strive to develop leadership excellence in their students. In this essay, we suggest that educators should find ways to help students develop and deepen leader character, a fundamental component of exemplary leadership. Frequently, business school students have preconceived ideas of leadership, often neglecting leader character.…
Descriptors: Leadership, Personality Traits, Learning Strategies, Leadership Effectiveness
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Van Buskirk, William; London, Michael; Plump, Carolyn – Journal of Management Education, 2018
Traditional management education has been widely criticized for an overemphasis on rational, analytic, arms-length approaches to the detriment of softer, more intuitive capacities. Most critics agree that today's management students are overdrilled in the routines of calculation and analysis, but underprepared for the dynamic and turbulent…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics
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