• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Student Perceptions of Alternative Approaches to Facilitating Group Case

Discussions in Strategic Management Classes

Stan Bazan, Mohinder Dugal
(Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT, USA)
Abstract: This study surveyed 173 senior undergraduate Business students enrolled in Strategic Management classes in order to gauge their perceptions of different methods used by instructors to facilitate in-class discussions of Business cases. The instructor methods considered were calling on volunteers when they raised their hands, calling on students at random, and having students work in groups and then report out as groups. Student perceptions included comfort level, potential to learn, attentiveness in class, extra effort in preparing for class, and an overall assessment of the case facilitation methods. The results of this study can improve case facilitation in the classroom, improve student learning, and be a catalyst for further research in this area.
Key words: strategic management; case analysis; case facilitation; student perceptions
JEL codes: M10, M19

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