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Many college students are eventually involved in family-owned businesses. Their roles include: owners, family-member and non-family-member employees or managers, and professionals who provide services to such businesses. This article describes a course the authors developed that explores the...
A common problem confronting organizations is integrating the activities of functional departments. This article describes an approach for covering course content and, at the same time, providing students with a meaningful, hands-on experience in understanding and dealing with such problems.
It is often difficult to find ways to get students to become involved with course concepts at a personal level. This article describes a survey-feedback approach for personally engaging students in the discussion of their beliefs about American workers' attitudes and productivity. The...
This article describes an innovative experiential approach to a comprehensive introductory management course, designed to meet the specific needs of undergraduates, whose lack of full-time organizational experience and expectations regarding class-room processes render traditional approaches...
This article describes an exercise that has proven to be a practical and effective exercise to help students understand a wide range of job and organizational design concepts. Step-by-step instructions, discussion ideas, and a number of variations are also presented.
Business graduates have frequently been criticized on the grounds that so much of their training has focused on solving programmed problems that they are often averse to and poorly prepared for the unprogrammed problems they face in the work place environment. This study examined two research...
One problem in careers courses that rely on the case method is that it is hard for many students to develop an understanding of how the concepts apply to them personally. This article describes an approach for solving at least part of the problem by using a final exam format that helps students...
Each year thousands of American professors seeking a change ponder whether to take on the challenges of visiting teaching positions at universities in far-off, exotic, and foreboding places, from Uganda to Ecuador to Indonesia. However, there are few guidelines available to help an instructor...
In recent years, the Peoples' Republic of China has seen unprecedented movement toward economic reform. This "reform mania" played a major role in our 1988 experience as visiting professors of organizational behavior and human resource management in a cooperative MBA program with Nanjing...
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