Video: Taxonomy of Serious Games for Business

When Marco Greco decided he wanted to create a collaborative creative of business games, he realized he had one major problem: the taxonomy of serious games for business was unclear. Dr. Greco collaborated with Nicola Baldissin and Fabio Nonino to create a taxonomy that would work for scholars of the business gaming community in their … Continue reading Video: Taxonomy of Serious Games for Business

Get a Better Understanding of Climate Change Issues Through Simulation

Global warming and climate change have become hot-button issues in the past few decades. Many disagree on the long-term effects and what needs to be done to correct it, if anything at all. In their article published in Simulation and Gaming, "WORLD CLIMATE: A Role-Play Simulation of Climate Negotiations," collaborators John Sterman, Travis Franck, Thomas … Continue reading Get a Better Understanding of Climate Change Issues Through Simulation

Can Mass Atrocities Be Prevented Through Simulation?

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Tucker B. Harding and Mark A. Whitlock, both of Columbia University, whose article "Leveraging Web-Based Environments for Mass Atrocity Prevention" appeared in the Simulation & Gaming February 2013 issue, Symposium: Simulations, games and peace. The impetus for this research emerged from a common theory to practice conundrum faced … Continue reading Can Mass Atrocities Be Prevented Through Simulation?

Making Change Happen: Part 3 of 4

Part Three: Overcoming the Obstacles Organizational change is a complex process. In working to lead change effectively, managers may face difficult decisions, resistance, or uncertainty about how to move forward.  They must be prepared to learn new skills, face paradoxical choices, work with individual behaviors and attitudes, and meet other challenges that may bar the … Continue reading Making Change Happen: Part 3 of 4

Real Facts, Real Issues: Role-Play in the Management Classroom

It's not every management course that has students requesting an exam, explaining that they want to come to class prepared to reap the benefits of the learning experience. Yet that's exactly what happened in the innovative Climate Change Policy course developed by Melissa Paschall and Rolf Wüstenhagen of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dr. … Continue reading Real Facts, Real Issues: Role-Play in the Management Classroom