[AISWorld] AMCIS 2019 Mini Track: Business Simulation in Higher Education

Anabela Mesquita abmesquita at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 04:30:12 EST 2019

Dear colleagues
There are still a few days to submit your work  to the AMCIS 2019 Mini-track, Business Simulation in Higher Education.
The AMCIS 2019 conference will take place in Cancún, México, between 15th and 17th of August 2019.

Track: IS in Education, IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases (SIGED)

Minitrack 1: Business Simulation in Higher Education
Nowadays, the development of soft skills is considered as important as the more technical and theoretical knowledge in order to become employable and competitive. Employers are looking for professionals that possess practical knowledge and understand clearly the business where they are entering in. One possible solution to help students to develop those capabilities is through the use of business simulations as these simulate the real situation, where the student potentially might enroll, helping key actors to feel and learn as if they were in the world of work. This mini track is an opportunity for educators, researchers, students and practitioners to share and exchange ideas, techniques and experiences regarding business simulation, its development, application and pedagogical approaches.
More and more, the world of work is demanding soft skills as a requisite to enter the job market. As a consequence, higher education institutions are introducing changes in the pedagogical approaches and teaching methods in order to meet these needs and expectations. One solution that is being used is the incorporation of Business Simulation methodologies in the most diverse courses, including management and accounting at undergraduate and graduate levels, and in MBAs. These type of solutions enables students to develop important skills, together with practical knowledge. Competences such as teamwork, critical thinking and analysis, innovation and creativity are some examples of what can be developed and is valued by employers, nowadays. This mini track provides an opportunity for educators, researchers, students and practitioners to exchange ideas, techniques and experiences concerning the use of Simulations as a way to acquire practical knowledge and develop soft skills. Different submission topics and formats are welcome, ranging from more theoretical papers describing the approaches behind those games and simulations, to papers presenting technological possibilities and even the description of the use of such solutions in higher education.
Suggested topics related with Business Simulation:
Games and business simulation in education
• Virtual learning environments
• Available solutions and technologies
• Pedagogical and methodological issues
• Assessment of the learning outcomes
• Teaching cases
• Theories behind the development and use of business simulation
• Ethical issues
• Challenges faced by educators and students
• Mobile business simulation
• Integration of students in the job market

Mini-Track chairs

Anabela Mesquita, sarmento at iscap.ipp.pt <mailto:sarmento at iscap.ipp.pt> 
Paulino Silva - paulino at iscap.ipp.pt <mailto:paulino at iscap.ipp.pt> 

Submission Instructions: https://amcis2019.aisconferences.org/submissions/call-for-papers/ <https://amcis2019.aisconferences.org/submissions/call-for-papers/>

Important Dates:

March 1, 2019: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 10:00am PST

March 7, 2019: All papers have assigned reviewers

April 24, 2019: Camera-ready papers are due

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