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RAM. Revista de Administração Mackenzie

On-line version ISSN 1678-6971

Abstract

LACRUZ, ADONAI JOSÉ. SIMULATION AND LEARNING DYNAMICS IN BUSINESS GAMES. RAM, Rev. Adm. Mackenzie [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.2, pp.49-79. ISSN 1678-6971.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-69712016/administracao.v18n2p49-79.

Purpose:

This paper studies the influence of simulation dynamics in the learning of business games participants.

Originality/gap/relevance/implications:

Although many studies suggest the influence of factors linked simulation dynamics in the learning of participants of business games, it is unusual to investigate partial and simultaneous influence. Within lots of studies, the purpose is to evaluate the influence of one antecedent factor on learning of participants in business games. To explore possible inter-relationships between independent variables and effects of interaction expands the scope of analysis.

Key methodological aspects:

It was examined the statements of 90 undergraduate management students of four institutions of higher education in Brazil, by analysis through multiple linear regression model in six variables linked simulation dynamics (professor, manual, team, complexity, debriefing and duration).

Summary of key results:

Two variables composed the multiple linear regression model (debriefing and duration). These variables obtained a degree of association of 59% with the quantum of learning perceived by the participants of business games and explained 32% of its variation.

Key considerations/conclusions:

The findings of this study may contribute to elaborate lesson plans with business games describing the influence of factors linked simulation dynamics, many of them under the professor control.

Keywords : Business game; Experiential learning; Simulation dynamics; Management education; Multiple linear regression.

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