Teaching Managerial Ethics : Content and In-class Exercises

Teaching ethics is tricky. It’s a highly complex topic and I’ve always debated with myself how to best approach this topic with under-grad students, especially when ethics isn’t a main topic in the course and there’s very limited time. Two of my research projects actually involve looking at unethical behavior and morality as the result [...] [...]

Inclass Experiments #2 : In-group Out-group Bias

Inclass experiments are a great way to get students to learn about social psychology and management. Continuing my post series about social psychology inclass experiments, this next social psychology experiments is aimed at demonstrating the strong effects on the formation of cognition and affect regarding in-group  versus out-group, even when the separation seems to be [...] [...]

Inclass Experiments #1 : Goal Setting Theory

One of the best ways for students to learn about social psychology and management is to experience things first hand. In my "Introduction to Management" undergraduate course I ran several famous social psychology and management in-class experiments that demonstrate the material we studied in class. As a first example, we did an inclass experiment in [...] [...]

Management Literature Readings : Theoretical Contribution

Last semester a professor in our department asked me whether I have some recommended readings for his PhD class on what constitutes a theoretical contribution in the field of management. Looking over the classes I took and papers I put aside over the years I was able to draft the following list.   There are [...] [...]

So this is what we know about management

There comes a time in every management scholar’s life when one attempts to make a generalized summary of the field and contemplates what we – as management scholars – might be able to offer others – like managers.   Now that I’m forced into that stage the thought of what we might have have to [...] [...]