Design Thinking: Reinvigorating Management Education

The concept of “design thinking” has been around for a while–you may have read about it in Harvard Magazine or heard about it on 60 Minutes in just the past few weeks–and it’s now making a breakthrough among management educators and students. On the latest Journal of Management Education podcast, Ann Welsh of the University of Cincinnati joins Kathy Lund Dean to discuss her paper “Combining Critical Reflection and DesignJME_72ppiRGB_150pixWThinking to Develop Integrative Learners,” co-authored by Gordon Dehler of the College of Charleston and now available in JME’s OnlineFirst section. Listen in as Dr. Welsh explains the benefits of engaging students with “messy” learning experiences, the transformative effect of design thinking, and something called the “fried-egg metaphor.” Click here to play or download the podcast interview or subscribe on iTunes by following this link.

ann_welshProfessor Ann Welsh (Ph.D., University of Missouri) has maintained her passion for helping students to find their pathway to a productive and satisfying life and for helping organizations to innovate in anticipation of changing environmental conditions. Her scholarship appears in the most influential journals in business such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Learning and the Journal of Management Education.  Her current research focuses on the use of design thinking to enhance management education, developing new pedagogical approaches for multidisciplinary critical management education.

gordon_dehlerGordon E. Dehler (PhD U of Cincinnati) is in the department of management & entrepreneurship in the School Business at the College of Charleston.  He joined C of C in 2005 following positions at George Washington University and the University of Dayton teaching in graduate and undergraduate management programs.  Gordon is the recipient of the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators’ 2013 David Bradford Outstanding Educator Award and received the C of C School of Business Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009.  He is the only associate editor to have served both Management Learning and Journal of Management Education, received JME’s 2007 Roethlisberger Award for his piece on action research, and served as site coordinator for the 2009 OBTC at C of C.

kathy_lund_deanKathy Lund Dean holds the Board of Trustees Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and ethics from Saint Louis University. For fifteen years she has been active in both the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators, where she served on the Board, and the Academy of Management. Currently, she’s researching ethics and decision-making among entry-to-mid-level managers, how religious and spiritual disputes in the workplace get resolved, and student disengagement issues.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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