Positive management education: creating creative minds,passionate hearts, kindred spirits

Karakas, Fahri (2010). Positive management education: creating creative minds,passionate hearts, kindred spirits. Journal of Management Education, 35(2) pp. 198–226.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1052562910372806


The goal of this article is to explore positive management education, a practice-based teaching and learning model centered on positive organizational scholarship. Six signs of transformation in organizations are presented: complexity, community, creativity, spirituality, flexibility, and positivity. A model for positive management education is introduced, based on six related dimensions: fostering integrative and holistic thinking, building a sense of community through high-quality relationships, developing creative brainstorming and skill building through innovative projects, integrating spirituality into the classroom, fostering flexibility and empowerment, and designing positive enabling, nurturing learning platforms. This positive management education model is illustrated through selected best practices from a pilot study of an experiential organizational behavior course.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 22964
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  • Journal Item
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  • 1052-5629
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  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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  • Fahri Karakas