Designing a Human Resource Management Simulation to Engage Students

[Professors Andrea North-Samardzic of Deakin University Victoria and Marlize de Witt of the University of Waikato recently published a research article in the Journal of Management Education which is entitled "Designing a Human Resource Management Simulation to Engage Students". We are delighted to welcome them as contributors, and their article will be free to read … Continue reading Designing a Human Resource Management Simulation to Engage Students

Using Simulation to Teach Social Justice and Disability Ethics in Business Communication

[We’re pleased to welcome guest editor Dr. Sushil Oswal of the University of Washington and author Dr. Stephanie Wheeler of the University of Central Florida. Dr. Wheeler recently published an article in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly entitled “Harry Potter and the First Order of Business: Using Simulation to Teach Social Justice and Disability Ethics … Continue reading Using Simulation to Teach Social Justice and Disability Ethics in Business Communication

Should Restaurants Offer “Early-Bird” or “Night-Owl” Specials?

Diners who avoid the dinner rush at restaurants can't seem to catch a break. In the 90's, Jerry Seinfield made fun of senior citizens who took advantage of early-bird specials while Jack in the Box's current late-night meal promotion, "the munchie box," lampoons college-aged males. But are early-bird and night-owl specials even effective for increasing a … Continue reading Should Restaurants Offer “Early-Bird” or “Night-Owl” Specials?

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

Understanding Networking and its Benefits

[We are pleased to welcome Špela Trefalt to Management Ink. Dr. Trefalt's article "How Network Properties Affect One's Ability to Obtain Benefits: A Network Simulation" recently appeared in the OnlineFirst section of the Journal of Management Education.] About four years ago, I started teaching about networks in Executive Education Programs at Simmons School of Management. … Continue reading Understanding Networking and its Benefits

Using Simulation as a Training Tool for Project Management

Educators work hard to make sure their pupils are prepared for their chosen field of work. Inside a classroom, however, this can prove challenging. Many teachers have begun turning to simulations that will help provide their students with the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test. In their article in Simulation and Gaming, "Evaluating … Continue reading Using Simulation as a Training Tool for Project Management

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

Realizing Market Power for Service Value Networks

Editor's note: we are pleased to welcome Christian Haas of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Steven O. Kimbrough of The Wharton School, and Clemens van Dinther of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, who have published a new study on the important area of service value networks, forthcoming in the Journal of Service Research and now available in … Continue reading Realizing Market Power for Service Value Networks

Call for Papers: Sustainability and Simulation/Gaming

Call for Papers Sustainability and simulation/gaming Special issue of Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice and Research http://sg.sagepub.com/  http://www.unice.fr/sg/ Guest Editors: Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, USA Tuncer Ören, University of Ottawa, Canada As the challenges involving the achievement of a sustainable society become truly global involving interdependencies among social, political, and technical … Continue reading Call for Papers: Sustainability and Simulation/Gaming

Is Paternalism an ”Asset” or a ”Liability”?

Francesco Chirico, Mattias Nordqvist, both of Jönköping International Business School, Gianluca Colombo, University of Lugano, and Edoardo Mollona, University of Bologna, published "Simulating Dynamic Capabilities and Value Creation in Family Firms: Is Paternalism an 'Asset' or a 'Liability'?" on November 28th, 2011 in Family Business Review. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: The … Continue reading Is Paternalism an ”Asset” or a ”Liability”?