MED Division Officers:
Division Chair: Jacob Eisenberg,
Chair Elect: Barbara Ritter,
Program Chair: Peter McNamara,
Program Chair Elect, PDW Chair: Manuela Brusoni,
Past Division Chair: Toni Ungaretti,
Membership Chair: Kim Gower,
Membership Chair Elect: Frank Novakowski,
Research Chair: Charles Wankel,
Research Chair Elect: Sabine Hoidn,
Program Evaluation Coordinator: Margaret Hopkins,
Practitioner Liaison: Lisa Chandler,
Representative at Large: Danielle Talbot,
Secretary: Danna Greenberg,
Treasurer: V. Seshan,
MED Listserv: Charles Wankel,
Newsletter: Darlene Alexander-Houle,
Webmaster: Daniel Dayton,
Volunteers: We are in need of more volunteers to help with membership campaign, mentoring campaign, and some appointed
roles. If you are interested in helping in anyway please contact Danna Greenberg,
and we will
find a way to engage your talents to support the division.
I want to express my gratitude to all the authors, symposia and workshop organisers, presenters, reviewers, session chairs and discussants who made the
MED program possible. A very special thank-you goes to MED Division Program Chair, Peter McNamara, who spent countless hours on creating
and improving the program, to the PDW Chair, Manuela Brusoni, and to the other officers who helped with shaping the program. Please join me
in expressing your appreciation for their dedication and hard work. Thanks to all of you we have an exciting, relevant and diverse program waiting for us
at the annual meeting.
One session I would like to highlight for you is the MED Keynote speaker session. We are very fortunate this year to have this speech delivered
by the leading scholar in the Experiential Learning area, David Kolb. David, the recipient of MED Distinguished Scholar Award, dedicated his career
to discovering how people can learn better. David’s research, articles, books, instruments and workshops have had a significant influence on
management education and learning disciplines and practices. His Experiential Learning model inspired, informed and helped many thousands of
university educators and teachers. It is an honor for our division to host David in Philadelphia for this session entitled:
Becoming an Experiential Management Educator. Come early to make sure you get a good seat!
Our division is currently 1,880 members strong! In spite of the new divisions that have joined the Academy and the fluctuations in overall AOM
membership, we have kept our place as 10th largest division among the 25 DIGs. There is a lot of competition for membership and I want to
express my appreciation to every one of our members for being part of MED. This year we have launched a membership campaign, headed by
our Membership Coordinator, Kim Gower (see update below for full details). Our goal is to find ways to better connect with existing members
and engage new members. If you have ideas for our membership campaign, please reach out to Kim or any of the division leaders.
We would love your help.
A few months ago we completed another round of officer elections. Many thanks to the hundreds of members who voted, to all the candidates
and a special thank you to MED’s immediate Past-Chair, Toni Ungaretti, who coordinated and orchestrated this major project. I am delighted
to welcome a group of enthusiastic and competent officers to MED leadership (see update below for full details). I extend a special warm
welcome to my colleague Miguel Olivas-Lujan (Clarion U. of Pennsylvania) who is the incoming Program Chair-Elect. Miguel knows
MED well since he has contributed to the division in various roles for many years.
We can summarize the MED program in three ways: statistics, achievements and stories of sessions. First a statistical overview of the program:
we had 114 paper submissions of which 50% were accepted, we had 7 symposia proposals of which we co-sponsored 5. Two self-reinforcing
communities have been central to the program: the authors of all 114 papers and the reviewing community of 351 educators. These are the
people that have made the program a high quality research development experience and a high quality presentational program. I urge you to
benefit from their work by going to as many sessions as possible and, through developmental feedback and dialogue during and after the sessions,
contribute to the advancement of these papers into published outcomes.
Having read all the papers and symposia I can say there is wonderful diversity of education research here, using a rich set of qualitative and
quantitative methods as well as conceptual insights and occasionally personally driven (and passionate) insights into curriculum development
and student performance. The quality of the program is driven by the professionalism and insights of our reviewers. We aimed for
four reviews per paper and sought to give quality, constructive feedback. Authors, please accept my personal apologies for any misconstructions.
My personal favourite is a wonderfully written and passionate piece on the design of an ethics course using a Great Novels approach – do
see it in action on Monday at 9:45 in Loews Commonwealth C, symposium entitled “Ethics in Education.” This paper has shamed me into
action: amongst others I have started to advocate in my home institution for a Great Novels approach to be used to educate our first year
under-graduates university wide. Frankly no other paper I have ever read led me to engage in a university wide change process (who knows
if it will or ought to be adopted though!).
MED Business Meeting & Awards
Monday 6:30 pm, Loews Regency Ballroom B
This year MED has identified one symposium and four papers for our MED Awards. The process of shortlisting was driven by
recommendations from the reviewers; hence all papers were included in the awards process. The shortlist papers were then further
reviewed by a panel of former MED award winners, managed ably by this year’s MED Research Coordinator, Charles Wankel and
supported by the Research Coordinator Elect, Sabine Hoildn. Here are the winners: celebrate their success as they receive their awards
at the MED business meeting and attend their sessions.
MED Best Paper in Graduate Management Education Award.
Sponsor: the Graduate Management Admission Council
Emotional Teaching: How CEOs develop Top Management Teams in Chinese Firms
Monday 8 AM, Loews Commonwealth C.
MED Best Symposium in Management Education & Development.
Sponsor: McGraw Hill/Irwin
Writing about Goals Enhances Academic Performance and Aids Personal Development.
Monday 3 PM Loews: Regency Ballroom C1
MED Best Paper in Management Education Award
Sponsor: OBTS and the Journal of Management Education
Practice What You Preach: Instructors As Transformational Leaders In Higher Education Classrooms
Monday 4.45, Loews Parlor 1
MED Global Forum Best Paper
Sponsor: Manchester Business School
Language, Socialization and Networks: Knowledge Creation in Globalized Business Schools
Tuesday 11.30 AM, Loews Regency Ballroom C.
MED Junior Faculty Best Paper Award
Sponsor: SAGE/Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies
(Di)stressing Feedback: The Impact Of Feedback Type On Students' Teamwork Effectiveness
Tuesday: 1.15 PM Loews Regency Ballroom C1
As is traditional of our division, we try to provide members with informal opportunities to connect. These informal socials give us
a chance to reconnect with old friends, form new friendships, and build new research collaborations. If you have not joined us before,
we encourage you to come for at least one social event.
Friday, 7:30 pm MED Member & Officer Dinner
Join several long-standing MED members and officers for a dinner in a near-by restaurant. This is a great opportunity to get to
know fellow division members and to learn about ways to get involved. We will meet right after our MED/JME Writers PDW outside
the room where the PDW takes place: Washington Room A in Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Please note, members pay for their own
meals in this event.
Saturday, 6:15 pm OBTS-MED reception
Join our colleagues from OBTS in this jointly sponsored, special off-site reception to celebrate our very popular PDW Program.
This event takes place 6:15pm-8:15pm; in the Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets.
Monday, 6:30 pm MED social
Join us after the MED Business Meeting, where we update you on the state of affairs in the division and you get to see who gets
which awards, for our division social. This is our time to acknowledge and celebrate many of our amazing division members for their
contributions and achievements. Bring your friends who might want to join MED to meet us as well. We will be in the Regency
Ballroom A in Loews.
Overview of MED Paper Sessions
A fuller description of MED paper sessions highlights the stories in this year’s program.
Educating Executives: Design Choices and Performance Consequences
Sunday, 4:30 pm Loews Congress Room A.
This is a rich blend of empirical papers using multiple methods - interviews, focus groups, ethnography, surveys and conceptual insights.
Please do come and participate in the discussion about this central theme of management education. The common theme is exploration
of how to design effective executive education and the performance consequences for participants.
Top Management Teams Leadership & Value of Education
Monday, 8:00 am, Loews Commonwealth C
This session focuses on executive education. The first paper is an inductive study of three Chinese firms and explores how CEOs
use ‘emotional teaching’ in the recruitment, training and evaluation of their top management team. A survey of 85 senior executives
who have undertaken a leadership course on emotional intelligence, demonstrates how EI directly impacts job performance and
coaching impacts job satisfaction. Finally we gain empirical insights from a multi-country study of 306 MBA graduates of how
idiosyncratic deals that they negotiate with their employer for special work arrangements can have a positive impact on their
perceived value of the MBA degree.
Art, Sleep, Spirituality, Success: Perspectives on What to Teach & How to Teach
Monday, 8:00 am, Loews Parlor C1
Three thought-provoking conceptual pieces for management educators.- how arts-based education differs from other experimental
approaches: stimulating brain patterns?; - how to deal with sleepy managers: teachable moments bring this problem to life; - how to
re-frame and broaden conversations in education to focus on student success: come hear the four under discussed impediments.
Ethics in Education
Monday, 9:45 am, Loews Commonwealth C
Nominee for Carolyn Dexter Award, samples 220 Chinese students, finding judgments of unethical behaviour follow social peer relationships.
Fascinating paper, in AOM Proceedings, explores how to design a module using great novels to explore ethics in MBA programs.
This contrasts with a powerful conceptual exploration of how economics and management have been systematically de-socialized
and de-ethicized and teaching ethics needs to address these foundational biases. Finally, another AOM Proceedings paper challenges us,
finding that the personal and private behaviour of faulty predicts students’ ethical perceptions!
What Ought Our Curriculum Be? Capstones, MBA and Threshold Concepts.
Monday, Loews Regency Ballroom C1
Hear how content analysis: 1) of management textbooks enlightens curriculum development – selecting appropriate strategy textbook
enables incorporating entrepreneurship in the capstone strategy module. And 2) of an instructor survey exploring SWOT as a
threshold concept, and properly incorporate into curriculum. Analysis of 253 MBA programs learning outcomes argues they align
with key competencies in managerial success. Session includes conceptual insight into examining capstone courses in light of
pedagogical knowledge, instructional techniques and delivery formats.
Business School Interventions & Improving Student Performance
Monday, 3:00 pm, Loews Regency Parlor
Papers explore interventions in the student experience to improve performance. University writing canters improve grades or retention
for students motivated to use them. Another paper shares behaviours and team skill development in MBA student networks. A
longitudinal study of 170 working undergraduates shares challenges and job-school congruence on work-school enrichment and conflicts
with job performance and satisfaction. Finally, we learn of a novel experimental learning approach taming the fear of failure in young
French entrepreneurs through a course that integrates theory with multiple rock climbing experiences.
Education of International Students: Traditional & National Contexts
Monday, 4:45 pm, Loews Anthony Room
This next session has two qualitative, longitudinal explorations on educating international students and two conceptual papers
exploring institutional level challenges of international student exchanges and regulatory approaches to quality control.
Captivating study of Chinese students observes learning style is contextual rather than culturally determined and is transactional
rather than static and how UK universities can attract international students. A personal reflection of non-native English speaking
international research students explores how three tensions emerge in the guidance of such students: otherness, Anglo centricity
and an unconscious clash of world views. Conceptual paper takes an agency and transactional perspective to explore how universities
can develop and manage student exchanges, whilst another explores how reframing the regulatory challenge of education quality
control through free market and social entrepreneurship lenses could have positive impacts on education.
Instructor Traits & Behaviors: Student Behaviors and Evaluation
Monday, 4:45 pm, Loews, Parlor 1
The Best Paper in Management Education Award and in AOM proceedings - explores traits, behaviours, procedural justice
and leadership approaches of instructors impact on students’ satisfaction, behaviours and educational outcomes in a survey of
over 2700 UK students. Another paper shares how instructor’s attitudes and commitment to teaching are associated with
student satisfaction. Two of the papers explore how procedural justice in grading plays a key role in the relationship between
student evaluations and student behaviours: strong emotional reaction is associated with combinations of distributive, procedural
and interactional injustices.
Business School’s Educational Purpose & Change Management
Monday, 4:45 pm, Loews Parlor 2
These papers challenge the purpose of a business school and offer practical guidance on considering why and how to change.
Two intriguing papers explore the relevance of the current business model, arguing from different perspectives the need for
experiential learning and tackle a hidden assumption underpinning their business model: the lack of a real theory of the firm to
guide our education endeavours. The focus of two other papers is the misalignment between school strategy and implementation
through faculty and staff. One paper explores the conditions where institutional demands to embed responsibility, sustainability
and ethics into the education of the school may not happen. A survey of 489 faculty and administrators explores the complex
relationship between individual’s negative emotions about a change, cognitive readiness for change, positive affect and their actual
readiness to change. It argues that if one wishes to initiate change (like the other three papers argue) then business school leaders
need to manage negative emotions and not just the logical case for change.
Work Skills Development: Cultural Intelligence, Verbal Communications & Internships
Tuesday, 8:00 am, Loews Commonwealth C
Explore the impact of different learning experiences upon student’s skills development. One paper demonstrates the impact of
various social beliefs and self-efficacy on cultural intelligence and implications for curriculum. A field experiment of 223
management students explores how service-learning assignments have positive impact upon student’s teamwork and civic engagement
behaviours and relates to core principles of management curriculum. A lab experiment of 508 undergraduates demonstrates that
as scenario communication demands rise so too does students’ apprehensions and implications in preparing students for
workplace communications. Also a survey design evaluates the development of five key competencies via internship programs
from 220 supervisor assessments of interns for program design of communication skills - gaps the students are unaware of lacking.
Faculty Research Productivity, Hiring and Performance
Tuesday, 11:30 am, Loews Commonwealth C
This session explores research productivity and shares intriguing ranking results. The first paper uses a dataset of 259 PhD
students from the US, Europe and Australia, finding intrinsic motivation and satisfaction with their doctoral program associated
with increases in scholarly work and publications. Based on a sample of 550 tenure level academics, the MED Global Forum award
paper, also in the AOM Proceedings, finds linguistic socialization (completed graduate studies in an English speaking environment)
prior to doctoral studies has a strong impact upon long-term volume of publication and citation. The rank of the PhD school and
network of co-authors impacts positively, but is moderated by initial language socialization. A study of 610 US faculty job
advertisement postings observes that AACSB schools have more emphasis on research publications and less on professional
qualifications than non AACSB schools, whilst both see a PhD as equally important. Finally, faculty are paid more and publish
more in schools with a higher undergraduate ranking in the US News & World Best Colleges ranking.
Development & Value of Research: Doctoral Education, Collaboration and Education Research Themes
Tuesday, 1:15 pm, Loews Commonwealth C
Come see key emerging themes in management education and research and a powerful conceptual argument exploring research
impact. A partial ethnography of a UK university initiative to stimulate cross-university research collaboration explores
how different interpretative engaging modes with learning practices (namely instrumental and curiosity modes) lead to different
learning practices and outcomes. The paper uses a rich dataset of over 50 interviews, 50 observational events, 26 board meets
and over 1000 emails and documents, to arrive at its implications for management education. A conceptual argument pushes
back against stakeholders who question the value of research in university education; why research matters - worth listening
to! Three cases of doctoral education in Ukraine, France and the United States, finds a robust similarity of supervision approaches
despite very different educational systems and settings. Finally, an AOM proceedings biblometric study of 100 highly cited
management education papers is used to identify key emerging themes in management education and outlines an agenda for researchers.
Student Feedback Processes and E-learning
Tuesday, 1:15 pm, Loews Regency Ballroom C1
A pair of studies explores peer evaluations and another pair studies electronic education. The first paper uses a dataset of
4417 peer-to-peer evaluations (from 96 students) to explore the procedural justice of peer-to-peer evaluation systems.
The second, the tour de force Junior Faculty Best Paper contribution, uses an experimental design to establish the impact
upon students’ team contributions of interaction with mid and final computer generated feedback versus instructor feedback.
It demonstrates clear value added from mid-term feedback on teamwork capabilities, though the impact is greater for instructor
face-to-face feedback than computer generated feedback. The next paper explores the impact of form of communication upon the
amount of team discussion and finds that texting is better than instant messaging. Finally, a dataset of 251 MBA and undergraduate
distance education students explores a multitude of factors that influence their intention to undertake e-learning degrees.
Evidence Based Education & Curriculum Development
Tuesday, 3:00 pm, Loews Regency Ballroom C1
Papers explore Evidence Based Management (EBM) education and curriculum development using practice-knowledge approach
using healthcare professionals. One paper explores the power of EBM better realized through effective training in biblometric to
improve search quality. Another healthcare paper uses a survey of 273 healthcare professionals to explore the importance of
management training and offers insights into effective design. Finally we close the MED program with a paper that explores
the process of implementing EBM in a practice setting using a powerful dataset of interviews and archival data.
Distributed across Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we have a series of excellent symposia. Symposia are summarized by their leaders
in the online program.
Teaching Careers: From Publishing to People Sunday 11.15. Penn convention Center, Room 121
What's in a Word? The Power of Articulating Values to Develop Values-Driven, Virtuous Organization . Sunday. 11.15, Penn Convention
Center, Room 119
Writing about Goals Enhances Academic Performance and Aids Personal Development Monday 3 PM Loews: Regency
Ballroom C1 MED Best Symposium
Participant Centered Learning & Multi-Media Case Studies for the Information Age
Tuesday, 11:30 am, Loews Anthony Room
We have assembled an exciting group of PDWs for the Friday-Sunday program. In total, we received 25 PDW submissions
with MED as the primary sponsor. We were able to accept 17 (acceptance rate of 68%). We also received 46 requests
for co-sponsorship, presented to 22 other AoM Divisions. We were able to accept 19 of these. We have a broad group
of MED PDWs that address diverse topics including: innovation in learning & teaching strategies, technology enhanced
learning, responsible and sustainable management education, and faculty development. We encourage you to attend a
PDW as it is a wonderful opportunity to expand your teaching and research frame of management education.
We are also pleased to announce we received two new 5-year sponsorships specifically dedicated to MED PDWs, from
The Case Centre (www.thecasecentre.org) and from ASFOR (www.asfor.it ). These sponsorships will help us ensure
high quality PDWs in the future.
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Membership Chair, Kim Gower
Virginia State University
The membership committee is pleased to say we have spent the year working on making MED visible and active across all
social network mediums, with a consistent presence as MEDAOM. This has been accomplished, as we now have active
All of our incoming email to MEDAOM is also now centralized, through the MED secretary, to assure members are
getting prompt responses to their inquiries.
We also have plans in the pipeline to forge a closer relationship with the doctoral consortium for next year, which
includes hosting a poster symposium with a cash prize and plaque for the three top posters (as voted on by the attendees),
and introducing the doctoral students to the new MED mentoring program. In this program, each interested PhD
candidate will be matched with a MED member. In these relationships, the mentor will offer teaching and research help
and advice to the mentee, thereby helping the PhD candidate understand the importance of good teaching and good
teaching research, along with furthering the personal relationship and inclusivity that MED is known for. We will be
looking for mentor volunteers at Academy, so please take a moment to talk with myself or one of
the other officers about being a mentor.
Keeping Current Members and Attracting New Members
We are in the process of planning a launch of a listserve/email campaign across the Academy divisions. This will be a
“soft sell”, updating all AOM members about the value of MED to all of us, and our updated social media presence.
We plan to introduce our mentoring program, and briefly discuss our ties to the TTC, OBTS, doctoral consortium,
etc. We will also promote our new blog, inviting submissions from MED members on a variety of teaching and research
This approach will be used as a way to keep our current members and attract new members, since we have added
value in membership through the mentoring program and on-line blogging opportunities (both CV worthy contributions).
In addition, we will promote the MED and MED partner social events at Academy, and at the social events we will
have imprinted give away items with the MED social media connection information. (It should be noted that the purpose
of this electronic campaign is to attract and keep members, not give them a barrage of details, so the message will be kept clear
This has been the most enthusiastic and dedicated group of people I have ever worked with - Frank Novakowski, Lisa Chandler,
Danna Greenberg, Barbara Ritter, and Dan Dayton - and we have high expectations for the successes of the programs above!
MED Election Results 2014-15
Thank you for voting! When you vote, you ensure both strong leadership for MED and a voice of
your choosing to represent you in AOM. The more MED members who vote, the larger the impact
MED has on AOM. Plan to vote next year – it takes only a moment and it makes a difference!
Our thanks to all the candidates, both successful and not, who agreed to participate in the election
process. The members of MED greatly appreciate your commitment to the Division and your
courage in serving as nominees. If you were not elected, please continue to contribute to MED and
consider participating in a future MED election. Keep in mind that many current and past MED
officers ran more than once before being elected to office. Also, if you want to be involved please
get in touch with one of the MED officers. There are many opportunities for volunteer leadership outside of officers.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of MED, We appreciate your pledge of service and support to the work of MED.
Division Program Chair Elect, 5 year (2014 - 19)
Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Clarion U of Pennsylvania
Miguel is a Professor with research interests in Assessment, e-HRM, Evidence-based Management,
Leadership, Information Technologies, Culture and Ethics. An AOM member since 1998, he has
served MED in elected and appointed offices. His teaching includes Leadership, HRM, Negotiation,
CSR, Global Business, etc. MED has been his “AOM home” since his PhD student days, and he is
looking forward to serving and representing MED members and the profession with enthusiasm,
dedication, commitment and transparency.
Secretary, 2 year (2014 - 16)
Danna Greenberg, Babson College
Danna is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and holder of the Mandell Family Term Chair at
Babson College where she teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive level. Her research
explores how identity, context, and change affect an individual’s work-life management as well as
the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Most recently, she served as secretary of the MED
division and is working with a small team to find ways to deepen the division’s connection with its members.
Research Coordinator Elect, 2 year (2014 - 16)
Kim Gower, Virginia State University
Kim currently serves as the Management Education Division (MED) Membership Coordinator, and
with a dedicated team of MED members has come up with a multi-pronged campaign to help
increase the number of members in the division. She is currently an assistant professor. She teaches
the capstone senior strategy course and organizes and facilitates an annual senior leadership development
Membership Coordinator Elect, 2 year (2014 - 16)
Mona Anita Olsen, Cornell University
Mona Anita is a visiting assistant professor and the assistant academic director of the
Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Her research focus
includes entrepreneurship, hospitality, and education.
Practitioner Liaison Elect, 2 year (2014 - 16)
Wanda Tisby Cousar, Economicstrategolutions
Wanda is a practitioner scholar. She develops leaders in the use of theory and methodology
among Directors, Program Chairs, and Senior Leaders in proprietary and public education.
She is an Academic Director of Business for Corinthian Colleges Everest University.
At-Large Nominating Committee Member, 1 year (2014 - 15)
Paul Hibbert, University of St Andrews
Paul is a Professor of Management. His research and teaching specializations are focused
on knowledge and learning, especially in collaborative communities and network contexts.
I have been involved with the Academy since 2005, and consider MED to be my home division.
Program Evaluation Coordinator Elect, 3 year term (2014 - 2017)
Alan B. Eisner, Pace University
Alan is Department Chair and Professor of Management, Department of Management and Management Science. He
has published extensively on strategic management. He was the founding Director of Internet Communications for the
Academy of Management and also a past Division Nominating Committee Member-At-Large for the MED division.
A Personal Note of Thanks
As this is my last official act as an executive officer of MED, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all the
support that you, the MED members, have provided me throughout my five years of service. You are an awesome
group and it was a pleasure to serve and represent you!