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Problem- and inquiry-based learning in alternative contexts: Using museums in management education

Decker-Lange, Carolin (2018). Problem- and inquiry-based learning in alternative contexts: Using museums in management education. International Journal of Management Education, 16(3) pp. 446–459.

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This article describes a problem- and inquiry-based approach to teaching business model change, which is embedded in a museum-university partnership in Germany. The students concentrate on business model change in non-profit organisations in the public cultural sector, namely public museums in Germany. In this specific context, publicness implies that governmental bodies are more likely to determine a museum's strategic actions than market-based factors. Museums are distinct from other organisations, because diverse external stakeholder groups assess the cultural and economic value of their outputs. These outputs generate societal impact and are linked to the policy that a museum endorses. The chosen context enhances the university's commitment to community service because the students cooperate with a public organisation in its neighbourhood and develop implementable suggestions for business model change. Overall, the suggested format illustrates that partnerships with museums nurture impactful research and teaching in universities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 1472-8117
Keywords: problem-based learning; inquiry-based learning; museum-university partnership; public organisation; business model change
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 56316
Depositing User: Carolin Decker-Lange
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 08:37
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 17:11
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