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Management simulators: A tool for fostering experience-based learning of agribusiness management concepts

  • Roger A. Dahlgran

    (Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Arizona)

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    This article examines the role of a management simulator in teaching an agribusiness management course. The use of the simulator is described and the critical issue of the simulator's correspondence with management course content is discussed. A set of requirements for the realization of the maximum net benefits of using a simulator is presented for consideration. The conclusion is that the costs and benefits are neither global nor explicit and should be carefully and subjectively estimated before a decision is made on whether to incorporate a simulation game into an agribusiness management course.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.

    Volume (Year): 3 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 403-412

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:3:y:1987:i:4:p:403-412
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    1. Lewis, Darrell R & Dalgaard, Bruce R & Boyer, Carol M, 1985. "Cost Effectiveness of Computer-assisted Economics Instruction," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 75(2), pages 91-96, May.
    2. Siegfried, John J & Fels, Rendigs, 1979. "Research on Teaching College Economics: A Survey," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 17(3), pages 923-69, September.
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