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Look Before You Jump, Kapil R. Tuli Dec 2018

Look Before You Jump, Kapil R. Tuli

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Coming to grips with the reality of eLearning.In boardrooms all over the world today a scenario is played out again and again: Chief Learning Officers (CLOs) enthusiastically pitch the strategy of eLearning while chief executives remain sceptical over the outcomes. For years, eLearning appeared to be the perfect answer for corporations that need to train their employees. And it certainly has its advantages.


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

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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 ...


Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Sep 2018

Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

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For decades, if not centuries, societies all over the world have assumed that universities have a positive socio-economic impact on them.


Assessing Student Learning In Sport Event Management Through Reflective Practice: Measure Of Success In Co-Curricular Learning In Higher Education, Paulin Straughan, Wan Ying Tay, Eng Kee Eric Song, Loon Beng Angela Koh Jul 2018

Assessing Student Learning In Sport Event Management Through Reflective Practice: Measure Of Success In Co-Curricular Learning In Higher Education, Paulin Straughan, Wan Ying Tay, Eng Kee Eric Song, Loon Beng Angela Koh

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Co-curricular activities are an integral part of students’ holistic education. Yet, assessing experiential learning outcomes in the co-curricular space can sometimes prove to be challenging, given that not all of such learning experiences are designed or structured in a manner similar to academic courses or programmes. Rather, indirect measures of learning such as asking students to reflect on what they have learnt and experienced is often used for rendering visible learning outcomes. Using reflective practice, the SMU Gravical 2018, an international sporting event, provided the learning platform for the 19 committee members of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Climb team ...


Demystifying The Genius Of Entrepreneurship: How Design Cognition Can Help Create The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs, Massimo Garbuio, Andy Dong, Nidthida Lin, Ted Tschang, Dan Lovallo Mar 2018

Demystifying The Genius Of Entrepreneurship: How Design Cognition Can Help Create The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs, Massimo Garbuio, Andy Dong, Nidthida Lin, Ted Tschang, Dan Lovallo

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Entrepreneurship education is a key beneficiary of design thinking’s recent momentum. Both designers and entrepreneurs create opportunities for innovation in products, services, processes, and business models. More specifically, both design thinking and entrepreneurship education encourage individuals to look at the world with fresh eyes, create hypotheses to explain their surroundings and desired futures, and adopt cognitive acts to reduce the psychological uncertainty associated with ambiguous situations. In this article, we illustrate how we train students to apply four well-established cognitive acts from the design cognition research paradigm—framing, analogical reasoning, abductive reasoning, and mental simulation—to opportunity creation. Our ...


The Business Of Business Schools, Kai Peters, Howard Thomas, Richard Raymond Smith Jan 2018

The Business Of Business Schools, Kai Peters, Howard Thomas, Richard Raymond Smith

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The authors suggest that while much has been written about business schools from historical and critical perspectives not enough has emerged from an additional viewpoint – the lens of the business of business schools.


The Relentless Pursuit Of University Rankings Is Creating A Two-Track System, Eng Fong Pang, Linda Lim Oct 2017

The Relentless Pursuit Of University Rankings Is Creating A Two-Track System, Eng Fong Pang, Linda Lim

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Global university rankings constructed mainly by Western commercial media outlets,like this week’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings, seem to be a perennial sourceof interest in Singapore.Yet, rankings have well-known limitations.The Ministry of Education (MOE) and university leaders frequently deny that they motivate policy orare a basis for institutional evaluation. But they do provide a convenient way to ascertain ifuniversities meet our aspirations for world-class status.At the same time, because rankings tend to emphasise research publications of global significance,there is some skepticism among academics and the general public everywhere of their value to localcommunities.


Africa: The Management Education Challenge, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson Jun 2017

Africa: The Management Education Challenge, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Lynne Thomas, Alexander Wilson

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The research evidence for this second volume of Africa: The Management Education Challenge is based primarily on around 40 in-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews lasting about two to three hours. The interviewees were drawn from academia, business, media and government with expertise in management education.


Speaking Out & Speaking Up: Xinjiao Perspectives, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Jan 2017

Speaking Out & Speaking Up: Xinjiao Perspectives, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

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Contents: A Singaporean in Xinjiang by Wong Ee Vin; Sex for Sale and Second Wives by Xue Jiarong; Singapore Families: Mixed Salad or New Rojak? by Darren Lim; Singaporean-Burmese, Burmese-Singaporean or Both? by In Jin Zaw; Foreign Workers: Seen but not Heard by Mohammad Muzhaffar & Rohith Misir; Wheel You Ride? by Khew Pei Xuan; Gaelic Kallang Roar by Kate Whyte; Gaming Virtual Reality, Seriously by Lin Junkang & Low Kai Loon; Cyber Vigilantes: Mobs or Cops? by Timothy Lim & Hermanth Kumar; Online Dating: Waiting for the Stars to Align by Alex Cherucheril & Muhammed Ismail; Tying the Knot, for Better or Worse? by Emilyn Phang & Hollie Dawson; The Poor in Singapore: Whose Fault ...


Making Sense Of Life @ / & Smu: A Partial Guide For The Clueless, Eng Fong Pang Jan 2017

Making Sense Of Life @ / & Smu: A Partial Guide For The Clueless, Eng Fong Pang

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This volume provides unexpectedly heartwarming and heartbreaking insights into the interior lives and thoughts of SMU business graduates. It is both a paean to and an indictment of Singapore’s education system and its excessively powerful formative impact on individual lives, family relationships, and Singapore society as a whole. The youthful contributors overwhelmingly accept life aspirations imposed by the expectations of family, society and self, which they themselves recognise are uniform and limiting. Their intensely personal reflections, unleavened by humour, lay bare the contradictory liberating and homogenising effects of an undergraduate business education (not peculiar to SMU or Singapore only ...


Pedagogical Advances In Business Models At Business Schools: In The Age Of Networks, Peter Lorange, Howard Thomas Aug 2016

Pedagogical Advances In Business Models At Business Schools: In The Age Of Networks, Peter Lorange, Howard Thomas

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on potential advances in pedagogy and on the process of learning in business schools. It examines innovations in teaching and learning methods particularly in the context of networked organizations. Design/methodology/approach – It approaches, and examine the impact of, three key developments in business schools, namely, recent advances in IT, changes in the architecture of classrooms and learning spaces and advances in the way teaching is undertaken. Findings – The paper suggests that a blend between self-learning via distance approaches and face-to-face learning will increasingly become the norm. Face-to-face sessions might be ...


Reimagining Management Education: Ideas, Insights And Future Actions, Howard Thomas, Eric Cornuel Jul 2016

Reimagining Management Education: Ideas, Insights And Future Actions, Howard Thomas, Eric Cornuel

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A number of recent events have beenimportant in examining the future success of management education. The first isthe business education, "crowdsourcing" Jam (Carlile et al.,2016), designed and implemented by the Questrom School of Business at theBoston University. This Jam was co-sponsored by EFMD, GMAC and AACSB as well asa range of business and management stakeholders such as Johnson and Johnson,Merck, Financial Times (FT), IBM, Santander, Fidelity,PWC and E&Y. The second is the AACSB visioning process summarised in therecent document "Envisioning The Future" produced by AACSB (AACSB,2016) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary on its ...


What Makes Professors Credible: The Effect Of Demographic Characteristics And Ideological Beliefs, Luke Zhu, Karl Aquino, Abhijeet K. Vadera Jun 2016

What Makes Professors Credible: The Effect Of Demographic Characteristics And Ideological Beliefs, Luke Zhu, Karl Aquino, Abhijeet K. Vadera

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Five studies are conducted to examine how ideology and perceptions regarding gender, race, caste, and affiliation status affect how individuals judge researchers' credibility. Support is found for predictions that individuals judge researcher credibility according to their egalitarian or elitist ideologies and according to status cues including race, gender, caste, and university affiliation. Egalitarians evaluate low-status researchers as more credible than high-status researchers. Elitists show the opposite pattern. Credibility judgments affect whether individuals will interpret subsequent ambiguous events in accordance with the researcher's findings. Effects of diffuse status cues and ideological beliefs may be mitigated when specific status cues are ...


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

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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 ...


Encouraging The Rise Of Fan Publics: Bridging Strategy To Understand Fan Publics’ Positive Communicative Actions, Arunima Krishna, Soojin Kim Mar 2016

Encouraging The Rise Of Fan Publics: Bridging Strategy To Understand Fan Publics’ Positive Communicative Actions, Arunima Krishna, Soojin Kim

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The identification and engagement of supportive publics or fan publics to being a part of an organization’s communication efforts and activities has very recently emerged as a key agenda among public relations scholars and practitioners. While discussions on fandom and fan activism can be found extensively in the social sciences (e.g., Lee, 2011; Parry, Jones & Wann, 2014; Millward & Poulton, 2014), public relations as a field is yet to address fans as a public of interest. A few efforts have been made to build the connections between relationship management research (e.g., Bruning, Dials, & Shirka, 2008), public relations, and fandom (e.g. L’Etang, 2006; Dimitrov, 2008), yet these efforts remain few and far between.


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

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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'.


Impact Of Technology On Learning And Scholarship, And The New Learning Paradigm, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Jan 2016

Impact Of Technology On Learning And Scholarship, And The New Learning Paradigm, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

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Recently I took on the challenge of teaching a course to Undergraduate students at Singapore Management University. It had been more than 20 years since I had taught any Undergraduates, having spent most of my career at Graduate Business Schools. I did it partially because many of my younger colleagues had told me that teaching had changed tremendously. Deep down I may have felt that I was perhaps a little out of touch with what happened inside and, as I would soon discover, outside our classrooms. I was indeed intrigued by the experience. When I entered the classroom for my ...


Gamelead: A Gamified Application To Engage Learners, Jayarani Tan, Nachamma Mrs Nachamma Sockalingam Dec 2015

Gamelead: A Gamified Application To Engage Learners, Jayarani Tan, Nachamma Mrs Nachamma Sockalingam

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This submissiondescribes the use of gamified learning to engage learners using a mobile/desktopapplication called “GameLead” in higher education. GameLead is easy to accessand use, and it encourages cognitive and social learning, to engage learners.


Incorporating Microblogging (“Tweeting”) In Higher Education: Lessons Learnt In A Knowledge Management Course, Thomas Menkhoff, Yue Wah Chua, Magnus L. Bengtsson, C. Jason Woodard, Benjamin Gan Oct 2015

Incorporating Microblogging (“Tweeting”) In Higher Education: Lessons Learnt In A Knowledge Management Course, Thomas Menkhoff, Yue Wah Chua, Magnus L. Bengtsson, C. Jason Woodard, Benjamin Gan

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This paper features a competency-enhancing social networking application which provides a solution for the dilemma of non-participating (non-engaged) students in class: ‘pedagogical tweeting’. Twitter’s micro-blogging service enables both instructors and students to send and read messages (tweets) of up to 140 characters, incl. links to blogs, web pages, photos, videos, etc. As Twitter can be accessed from a website, via applications on PC/Mac, iPhone, Android phones, etc., it represents an effective tool to engage students, e.g. by taking up questions during in-class and out-of-class discussions or by providing advice on assignments etc. Students in turn can generate ...


Gamification To Engage Students In Higher Education, Jayarani Tan, Nachamma Sockalingam Sep 2015

Gamification To Engage Students In Higher Education, Jayarani Tan, Nachamma Sockalingam

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According to the 2014 Horizon report, gamification is a significant development in higher education. Gamification refers to the application of gaming mechanics in non-gaming contexts such as education to increase participants’ engagement. Given that gamification in higher education is still nascent, there is a lack of literature on this. This paper attempts to narrow this gap by documenting the use of gamification in the teaching of a foundational course called “Leadership and Team Building (LTB)”, from the LKC School of Business at Singapore Management University. The objective of introducing gamification was to engage students in learning beyond the classroom, in ...


Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: A Business Simulation Activity Using Social Media, Siyoung Chung, Hichang Cho Sep 2015

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: A Business Simulation Activity Using Social Media, Siyoung Chung, Hichang Cho

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Social media are dramatically changing the way welive and make social relationships with others. While students areso immersed in social media in their daily life, social mediaadoption in classroom has been slow. Educators who wish toexperiment with social media for CSCL struggle to find ways toincorporate the expected benefits and advantages of social mediato teaching lessons. This paper reports on the experiences ofusing social media for a business case simulation activity in ahigher learning context. Drawing on a qualitative feedback andsocial media log data of 27 teams of 135 undergraduate students,this paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of socialmedia ...


Singapore: From Knowledge City To Start-Up 'Hub', Thomas Menkhoff, Hans-Dieter Evers Feb 2015

Singapore: From Knowledge City To Start-Up 'Hub', Thomas Menkhoff, Hans-Dieter Evers

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Within & Without: Singapore In The World; The World In Singapore, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer Jan 2015

Within & Without: Singapore In The World; The World In Singapore, Eng Fong Pang, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

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Contents: We, the Citizens of Singapore by Priscilla Chia, Trenton James Riggs; Birth of a Nation: Ways of Celebrating by Celine Alexandra Fogde, Diana Khanh Nguyen, Paul Antoine Victor, Shu Chong Chen, Teo Yi Heng; Building Cross-cultural Bridges by Vani Shriya, Timoteo Marra, Svenja Nicole Schulte, Seow Guan Wen, Niklas Miro Utrobicic; Faces and Facets of Singapore by Felix Brockerhoff, Elizabeth Fong Lin, Kevin Ng Boon Kiat, Racheal Wong Shu Yi, Tam Zhi Yang; Missing the Forest for the (Super) Trees by Nick Chiam Zhi Wen, Teo Yi Heng; Singapore: The Country Where You Cannot Chew Gum? by Felix Brockerhoff ...


Dynamic Capabilities And The Business School Of The Future, Howard Thomas, Peter Lorange, Jagdish Sheth Oct 2014

Dynamic Capabilities And The Business School Of The Future, Howard Thomas, Peter Lorange, Jagdish Sheth

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Business schools need to focus more clearly on their dynamic capabilities in order to re-invigorate and re-develop themselves and their students.


Implementing Liberal Management Education Through The Lens Of The Other, Thomas Estad, Stefano Harney, Howard Thomas May 2014

Implementing Liberal Management Education Through The Lens Of The Other, Thomas Estad, Stefano Harney, Howard Thomas

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the prerequisite conditions for implementing a liberal management education and for fostering ethical students using examples from the core curriculum at Singapore Management University (SMU). Beginning with a reading of the Carnegie Foundation's Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: liberal learning for the professions (2011), the paper examines the contribution and limits of the findings and recommendations before discussing the place of the liberal arts in the modern university and describing a case study of liberal management education in process at SMU. It concludes with a reading of the work of Emmanuel Levinas ...


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

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

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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.


Future Scenarios For Management Education, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Alexander Wilson May 2014

Future Scenarios For Management Education, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Alexander Wilson

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Business schools are facing unprecedented challenges, ranging from financial sustainability in some quarters to waning demand for the MBA to the potentially disruptive impact of massive open online courses. Given these challenges, how might the future of management education unfold? The purpose of this paper is to better understand how leaders in management education perceive these challenges and their likely impact on the evolution of the field. The authors conducted in-depth interviews with 39 experts, the majority of who were in leadership positions at business schools. Each of these in-depth interviews was tape-recorded, transcribed and then content-analysed. The authors asked ...


The Predictive Validity Of Selection For Entry Into Postgraduate Training In General Practice: Evidence From Three Longitudinal Studies, Fiona Patterson, Filip Lievens, Maire Kerrin, Neil Munro, Bill Irish Nov 2013

The Predictive Validity Of Selection For Entry Into Postgraduate Training In General Practice: Evidence From Three Longitudinal Studies, Fiona Patterson, Filip Lievens, Maire Kerrin, Neil Munro, Bill Irish

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Background The selection methodology for UK general practice is designed to accommodate several thousand applicants per year and targets six core attributes identified in a multi-method job-analysis studyAimTo evaluate the predictive validity of selection methods for entry into postgraduate training, comprising a clinical problem-solving test, a situational judgement test, and a selection centre.Design and settingA three-part longitudinal predictive validity study of selection into training for UK general practice.MethodIn sample 1, participants were junior doctors applying for training in general practice (n = 6824). In sample 2, participants were GP registrars 1 year into training (n = 196). In sample 3 ...


The Predictive Validity Of Selection For Entry Into Postgraduate Training In General Practice: Evidence From Three Longitudinal Studies, Fiona Patterson, Filip Lievens, Maire Kerrin, Neil Munro, Bill Irish Nov 2013

The Predictive Validity Of Selection For Entry Into Postgraduate Training In General Practice: Evidence From Three Longitudinal Studies, Fiona Patterson, Filip Lievens, Maire Kerrin, Neil Munro, Bill Irish

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Background The selection methodology for UK general practice is designed to accommodate several thousand applicants per year and targets six core attributes identified in a multi-method job-analysis studyAimTo evaluate the predictive validity of selection methods for entry into postgraduate training, comprising a clinical problem-solving test, a situational judgement test, and a selection centre.Design and settingA three-part longitudinal predictive validity study of selection into training for UK general practice.MethodIn sample 1, participants were junior doctors applying for training in general practice (n = 6824). In sample 2, participants were GP registrars 1 year into training (n = 196). In sample 3 ...


The Future Of Doctoral Education In Business Administration, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer May 2013

The Future Of Doctoral Education In Business Administration, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

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Doctoral education in business administration needs to change in order to cope with the fast growing demand for PhD holders, who can teach and perform research at a high quality level. Additionally, society has a rapidly growing need for knowledge workers who have a doctoral education or an equivalent. The traditional apprentice approach may not be able to cope with that demand. Society has also criticized the inefficiency and cost associated with the current model of PhD education in management or business administration. The purpose of this paper is to provide a reflection for leaders in business education on how ...