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Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University Jan 2019

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2017-2018, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

I am happy to report that our faculty and staff have eagerly stepped up for this challenge to become Asia's best business school ! Let me take the opportunity to highlight a few initiatives: Delivering innovative, transformative learning experiences; creating opportunities for research with impact; and cultivating and deepening our Asian partnerships.


Invisible Or Clichéd: How Are Women Represented In Business Cases?, Colleen M. Sharen, Rosemary A. Mcgowan Jan 2019

Invisible Or Clichéd: How Are Women Represented In Business Cases?, Colleen M. Sharen, Rosemary A. Mcgowan

Brescia School of Leadership & Social Change Publications

Women represent just less than 50% of undergraduate business graduates and 36% of MBA graduates. Despite their strong presence in management education programs, women are noticeably absent from business case studies—a key pedagogical tool for instruction within management education programs worldwide. While case studies inform students about business processes, decision making, strategy, and leadership and management challenges, they also promote unintentional learning about gender. We argue that case studies contain a “hidden curriculum” that presents and reinforces implicit assumptions and stereotypes about women’s fitness to lead. Using NVivo 11 software to analyze the content of written cases, we ...


Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff Dec 2018

Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This exploratory article reflects on the teaching experiences for a course on “Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ethnic Chinese Business” at the Singapore Management University (SMU). It was categorised as a mobile learning course with reference to the flipped classroom model, learner mobility, and user-generated content outside the classroom. We examine three examples of mobile learning projects which were assigned to students so that they would be able to internalise key course objectives such as gaining an appreciation of the structure, functions, and cultural uniqueness of traditional small Chinese business organisations in Singapore. The paper also addresses some of the challenges faced ...


Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University Jan 2018

Lee Kong Chian School Of Business Year In Review 2016-2017, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) is the founding school of Singapore Management University (SMU), and is now in its 17th year. With nearly 4,000 students, the business school remains the largest school at SMU and also its flagship programme. It is the youngest business school to be featured in the Financial Times Global Top 50 for the quality of its teaching programmes. It is also the youngest to appear in the Global Top 50 for research productivity of its faculty in the University of Texas (UT) Dallas rankings. For a school founded in the new millennium ...


Preparing Millennials As Digital Citizens And Socially And Environmentally Responsible Business Professionals In A Socially Irresponsible Climate, Barbara Burgess-Wilkerson, Clovia Hamilton, Chlotia Garrison, Keith Robbins Jan 2018

Preparing Millennials As Digital Citizens And Socially And Environmentally Responsible Business Professionals In A Socially Irresponsible Climate, Barbara Burgess-Wilkerson, Clovia Hamilton, Chlotia Garrison, Keith Robbins

Winthrop Faculty and Staff Publications

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Preparing Students For Multicultural Environments: Listening As A Key Management Competency, Judi Brownell Jul 2017

Preparing Students For Multicultural Environments: Listening As A Key Management Competency, Judi Brownell

Judi Brownell

[Excerpt] Our world has become, in a very real sense, the global village we first glimpsed through the electronic media not so very long ago. Issues related to multiculturalism and diversity dominate discussions among business educators and practitioners alike. If any one organizational phenomenon characterizes the 1990s, it may well be the growth of multinational corporations and the internationalization of the American work force.


Case Selection: A Case For A New Approach, Timothy L. Harper, Mary E. Taber, Barbara P. Norelli Oct 2016

Case Selection: A Case For A New Approach, Timothy L. Harper, Mary E. Taber, Barbara P. Norelli

Barbara Norelli

While conducting empirical research regarding the relationship between case characteristics and student performance, the authors were surprised to find a lack of conceptual and empirical research regarding instructor case selection. This conceptual paper explores the case selection process and introduces case selection as an under-investigated component of the case teaching method in management education. Case selection is important because it is a critical component of the case teaching method. There has been no empirical testing of the effectiveness of case selection technique. The authors identify and propose case selection criteria for instructors of management education.


Does Africa Need An "African" Management Education Model?, Howard Thomas, Lee, Michelle P., Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson May 2016

Does Africa Need An "African" Management Education Model?, Howard Thomas, Lee, Michelle P., Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The African approach to management education has been shaped by a range of environmental, cultural, contextual and regional characteristics. Africa is by any measure a massive, multi-cultural, multi-lingual continent offering the promise of significant economic growth in the longer term. The environment is characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and, often, disruptive change. Despite this, some African states have tried to adapt and formulate a range of strategies for economic growth management and the development of international and inter-regional trading opportunities arising from globalisation. Existing evidence suggests that African management educators have tried to adopt a pragmatic perspective that emphasises ...


Internships And The Assessment Of Student Learning, William Templeton, Karel Updyke, Robert Bennett Jan 2016

Internships And The Assessment Of Student Learning, William Templeton, Karel Updyke, Robert Bennett

Robert B. Bennett

The use of internships is a powerful learning tool that allow business students to make connections between their classroom experience and the world of work. If designed appropriately and positioned correctly in the curriculum, they can also be an ideal opportunity to conduct assurance of learning activities related to business school accreditation. This study reports on survey results relating to business schools’ use of internships in their assurance of learning efforts and describes one school’s successful attempt to use internships as the key platform for its well-developed assurance of learning program.


Case Selection: A Case For A New Approach, Timothy L. Harper, Mary E. Taber, Barbara P. Norelli Jan 2016

Case Selection: A Case For A New Approach, Timothy L. Harper, Mary E. Taber, Barbara P. Norelli

Lucy Scribner Library Faculty Scholarship

While conducting empirical research regarding the relationship between case characteristics and student performance, the authors were surprised to find a lack of conceptual and empirical research regarding instructor case selection. This conceptual paper explores the case selection process and introduces case selection as an under-investigated component of the case teaching method in management education. Case selection is important because it is a critical component of the case teaching method. There has been no empirical testing of the effectiveness of case selection technique. The authors identify and propose case selection criteria for instructors of management education.


Promote Interculturalism, Leadership Communication, And Professionalism In Your Students: Success With A Corporate Communication Certificate, Lana W. Carnes, M. M. Robles, F. Awang Jan 2016

Promote Interculturalism, Leadership Communication, And Professionalism In Your Students: Success With A Corporate Communication Certificate, Lana W. Carnes, M. M. Robles, F. Awang

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Business educators share a common interest in encouraging their students to improve intercultural, leadership communication, and professionalism skills to enable and promote increased fulfillment, character development, and advancement toward graduation, in addition to improving student employability after graduation. While career success depends on the standards and knowledge of character and behavioral traits, much more than on technical knowledge, these attributes define the qualities desired across various professions (Barnhart, 2013) in these three areas. For example, Holmes (2015) found that the values and communication rules of discourse systems may be different from that which is expected in the international workplace.

A ...


Growing The Impact Of Management Education And Scholarship, Laurent Batsch, Thomas Bieger, Arnoud De Meyer, Sriven Naidu, Arnaud Raynouard, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Flavio Vasconcelos Jan 2016

Growing The Impact Of Management Education And Scholarship, Laurent Batsch, Thomas Bieger, Arnoud De Meyer, Sriven Naidu, Arnaud Raynouard, Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Flavio Vasconcelos

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Management is not only taught in business schools. For more than 100 years it has been taught by a special type of university that is 'more than a business school'. An international group of university leaders trace the emergence, role and future contributions of 'universities for business and management'.


Use Of An Advising Team, Jane E. Campbell, Randy Stuart Feb 2015

Use Of An Advising Team, Jane E. Campbell, Randy Stuart

Randy S Stuart

The Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University uses selected faculty members on an Advising Team, and provides access to them through walk-in advising hours. Compared to our previous approach of assigning students to all faculty members, the benefits of this system for the students are more efficient and effective advising. Students have access to advising at more times, and are more likely to get correct answers quickly. The benefits for the faculty are that the faculty members on the Team enjoy advising and can have their performance expectations tailored to include advising, while those faculty members ...


Key Marketing Concepts – Core Course Alignment, John Cooper Jan 2015

Key Marketing Concepts – Core Course Alignment, John Cooper

Teaching and Learning Academy Research Posters & Papers

Marketing concepts are constantly evolving, and this project set out to review the delivery of key marketing concepts across the core marketing courses offered at Sheridan.

The focus of this paper and review should be viewed as part of this continuous improvement process, intended to provide recommendations for consideration in an effort to provide a uniquely branded Sheridan Pilon School of Business Administration Marketing diploma student and faculty experience.


Instructional Resources For Bba Business Communication, Angela Garmaise Jan 2015

Instructional Resources For Bba Business Communication, Angela Garmaise

Teaching and Learning Academy Research Posters & Papers

This project involved the creation of six new and innovative learning resources for Sheridan's students studying business writing: two Slidedocs and four instructional videos. These materials are intended primarily for the Bachelor of Business Administration Business Communication class (COMM10000D), but are also designed to be usable for diploma Business Communication and Reports and Presentations (RAP) students as well.


Internships And The Assessment Of Student Learning, William K. Templeton, Karel A. Updyke, Robert B. Bennett Dec 2014

Internships And The Assessment Of Student Learning, William K. Templeton, Karel A. Updyke, Robert B. Bennett

William K. Templeton

The use of internships is a powerful learning tool that allow business students to make connections between their classroom experience and the world of work. If designed appropriately and positioned correctly in the curriculum, they can also be an ideal opportunity to conduct assurance of learning activities related to business school accreditation. This study reports on survey results relating to business schools’ use of internships in their assurance of learning efforts and describes one school’s successful attempt to use internships as the key platform for its well-developed assurance of learning program.


Management Education: The Path Behind And The Road Ahead, Howard Thomas May 2014

Management Education: The Path Behind And The Road Ahead, Howard Thomas

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Despite these identity struggles and occasional moments of crisis, business schools have grown in popularity over the years and are resilient to fluctuations in the economy.


Opportunities For Non-Degree Executive Education In Taiwan, Robert D. Winsor, Annie Liu, Xiaoyan Yu, Kim Huynh-Willis Mar 2014

Opportunities For Non-Degree Executive Education In Taiwan, Robert D. Winsor, Annie Liu, Xiaoyan Yu, Kim Huynh-Willis

Robert D. Winsor

Few organizations today have remained untouched by globalization. Whether they are in direct competition with multinational businesses or simply experiencing the pressure of operating within a large competitive universe, virtually all firms now operate in a global economy. As a result of this global competition, U.S. and foreign executives alike have been confronted with the need to broaden their conceptualization and understanding of the impacts of these trends. In response to these needs, both universities and independent training organizations have developed innovative programs for executive training and education. Observers predict that demand for this type of education will grow ...


Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell Jan 2014

Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell

Dylan Kissane

Senior management in contemporary graduate business education must respond are the trends that are leaving a marked impact on the traditional business models of business schools. Key stakeholders in the business education ecosystem, including the students, the corporate employers and the business schools themselves, demand more of graduate education in order that their respective careers flourish, future employees have the requisite skills and experience, and business education institutions survive. Yet as in any system, survival is but a minimum requirement; successful programs seek not only to survive but to thrive, embracing the change that these three trends place on graduate ...


Library Redux., Daniel R. Gjelten Jan 2014

Library Redux., Daniel R. Gjelten

Library Staff Publications & Presentations

This article, directed at an audience of business school faculty and deans, addresses the role of the academic library in the research needs of faculty and students in business education. Training in information seeking skills and developing and assessing new library services that meet current needs of business students are covered.


The Balanced Scorecard And Curriculum Integration In An Executive Mba Program, Darlene Brannigan Smith, Harold D. Fletcher Nov 2013

The Balanced Scorecard And Curriculum Integration In An Executive Mba Program, Darlene Brannigan Smith, Harold D. Fletcher

Journal of Executive Education

The Executive MBA Program at Loyola College recently undertook a comprehensive revision of its program. The goal of this revision was to develop a program that provided an integrated and systematic view of the enterprise, along with a basic understanding of all management functions and a cross-functional approach to complex organizational issues. To achieve these goals, the Balanced Scorecard became a key, integrating component in the second year curriculum. This paper presents the development of the EMBA program, in general, and demonstrates the use of the Balanced Scorecard as an integrating framework.


Training New Executive Mba Faculty And Staff: A Case Approach, Daniel M. Gropper Nov 2013

Training New Executive Mba Faculty And Staff: A Case Approach, Daniel M. Gropper

Journal of Executive Education

Teaching new faculty and staff how to handle Executive MBA students can be an interesting challenge. Even skilled and experienced educators may not be prepared to translate what has worked well for them with other student groups to the EMBA world.

It is generally well established that case teaching can be an effective way to teach Executive level students (Barnes, et. al. 2001). They engage in active learning, and often can bring their experiences to bear on issues in a case that others did not see.


Epiphany: A Story Of Improving Teaching Effectiveness In An Executive Mba Economics Course, Anthony J. Mento, John Larson Nov 2013

Epiphany: A Story Of Improving Teaching Effectiveness In An Executive Mba Economics Course, Anthony J. Mento, John Larson

Journal of Executive Education

This paper discusses the reengineering of an executive MBA economics principles course. Traditional lecture-test structure was changed to a seminar style. Events leading to this change are described. Many years of evaluation results are presented to quantitatively and qualitatively depict the dramatic impacts of the changes. Learning theories that help explain the effects are then discussed, especially as they may help others redesign their teaching methodologies. Non-theoretic learning strategies for students and seven research-based principles for more effective teaching are also presented to help explain the results achieved.


Financial Literacy After Sarbanes-Oxley: Building It; Sustaining It, Edwin I. Malet Nov 2013

Financial Literacy After Sarbanes-Oxley: Building It; Sustaining It, Edwin I. Malet

Journal of Executive Education

The core theme of the article is that financial literacy is a challenging goal, but an achievable one. Contrary to popular belief, finance is a diverse subject and the meaning of “financial literacy” varies on a business-by-business, job-by-job basis. Practically speaking, “financial literacy” is interwoven with “business literacy”, i.e., understanding the transactions, processes, markets, stakeholders, etc., that together comprise a business. This makes it hard to deploy generic educational solutions. Some managers need more than others. Some need different than others. My recommendation is not to look for a universal definition of literacy, but rather to treat your company ...


The Global Competitive Challenge For Emba Students, Thomas W. Sharkey, Don R. Beeman Nov 2013

The Global Competitive Challenge For Emba Students, Thomas W. Sharkey, Don R. Beeman

Journal of Executive Education

This article describes the birth and development of an innovative international business course called the Global Competitive Challenge. The paper highlights the process of developing the course and how the course is being updated to meet the requirements of current participants in an EMBA program.


Opportunities For Non-Degree Executive Education In Taiwan, Robert D. Winsor, Annie Liu, Xiaoyan Yu, Kim Huynh-Willis Nov 2013

Opportunities For Non-Degree Executive Education In Taiwan, Robert D. Winsor, Annie Liu, Xiaoyan Yu, Kim Huynh-Willis

Journal of Executive Education

Few organizations today have remained untouched by globalization. Whether they are in direct competition with multinational businesses or simply experiencing the pressure of operating within a large competitive universe, virtually all firms now operate in a global economy. As a result of this global competition, U.S. and foreign executives alike have been confronted with the need to broaden their conceptualization and understanding of the impacts of these trends. In response to these needs, both universities and independent training organizations have developed innovative programs for executive training and education. Observers predict that demand for this type of education will grow ...


Incorporating Customer Experience Management Concepts Within Your Executive Mba Program, Francis Petit Nov 2013

Incorporating Customer Experience Management Concepts Within Your Executive Mba Program, Francis Petit

Journal of Executive Education

The primary thesis of this research is to illustrate the importance of Customer Experience Management (CEM) and why CEM principles must be rigorously applied to the successful management and execution of Executive MBA programs.


Expectations Of Executive Mbas, Ernest A. Capozzoli, David Gundersen Nov 2013

Expectations Of Executive Mbas, Ernest A. Capozzoli, David Gundersen

Journal of Executive Education

Currently there are over 200 EMBA programs worldwide. These programs have grown in popularity and have increased by over a third in the last three years. Overall, schools are aggressively marketing their EMBA programs, and, as a consequence, prospective EMBA participants have numerous options for EMBA program enrollment. To successfully compete in the current environment, EMBA programs must understand and market to the expectations of prospective EMBAs. This paper explores the suitability of using the Teaching Goals Inventory (TGI) developed by Angelo and Cross (1993) as an instrument to analyze the expectations of EMBA candidates in the United States and ...


Human Capital Indicators And Academic Success In Executive Mba Programs: A Multi-Program Study, Bradley K. Hobbs, Daniel M. Gropper Nov 2013

Human Capital Indicators And Academic Success In Executive Mba Programs: A Multi-Program Study, Bradley K. Hobbs, Daniel M. Gropper

Journal of Executive Education

This paper investigates various human capital indicators as predictors of academic success for students in Executive MBA programs. Previous literature has focused on student performance in traditional full-time MBA programs and typically only for a single school. Data was examined from two different universities, with over 130 Executive MBA students. Undergraduate GPA had a statistically significant, positive relation to academic success in the Executive MBA program, while other factors, including GMAT scores and age, were not found to be as important in predicting academic success in the Executive MBA programs.


The Impact Of An Accounting Simulation On Performance And Perception In Accounting Courses, Steve Smalt, Gary L. Selden Nov 2013

The Impact Of An Accounting Simulation On Performance And Perception In Accounting Courses, Steve Smalt, Gary L. Selden

Journal of Executive Education

The accounting profession has given ever-increasing focus and attention to the effectiveness and nature of accounting education. Executive education struggles with how to make accounting understandable and applicable to those responsible for other functions. Graduates of Executive MBA programs often have a negative perception of the accounting field before entering the EMBA. Adult education literature clearly touts the value of simulation, gaming theory, and modeling. This empirical study was designed to investigate the effect of integrating an accounting simulation, The Accounting Game, into an accounting course, on students’ self-reported perceptions and on course performance. Additionally, the simulation was instituted as ...