Enhancing management competence through business simulations

Segon, M and Booth, C 2009, 'Enhancing management competence through business simulations', Journal of Business and Poicy Research, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 111-123.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Enhancing management competence through business simulations
Author(s) Segon, M
Booth, C
Year 2009
Journal name Journal of Business and Poicy Research
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 111
End page 123
Total pages 13
Publisher World Business Institute
Abstract Gosling and Mintzberg (2004, p. 19) purport that "management is neither a science nor a profession, nether a function nor combination of functions". Management is a practice - it has to be appreciated through experience, in context. Management may use science, but it is an art that is combined with science through craft. They argue that Business Schools, whilst having much expertise in management, miss the opportunities for creative learning by adopting inappropriate educational strategies that are of little relevance to practicing managers. Burns (1995, p.284) identified simulations as a mock up of real situations and are generally far more complex than role-plays, Wolfe and Roberts, 1993 describe simulations as valid representations of the "real-world" issues facing managers and that such contexts created within simulations are amongst the most realistic available in training and development.
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Organisation and Management Theory
Organisational Behaviour
Keyword(s) management
leadership
organisation behaviour
ISSN 1449-387X
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