Student consultancy projects playbook: learning outcomes and a framework for teaching practice in an international entrepreneurial context

Lycko, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-2500-6463 and Galanakis, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-1320-2475, 2019. Student consultancy projects playbook: learning outcomes and a framework for teaching practice in an international entrepreneurial context. The International Journal of Management Education. ISSN 1472-8117

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Abstract

Consultancy projects as an action learning method have become an integral part of management education at many business schools and universities. As an opportunity to apply management knowledge in practice, they have been proven to be a valuable experience when designed and executed adeptly by academics. Based on our activities and reflection as academics, and interviews with students and companies participating in five consultancy projects, this paper proposes a framework to execute student consultancy projects in the context of international entrepreneurship. Working with small, new, and innovative companies at a foreign location seeking to internationalise, the framework highlights the learning outcomes to be achieved by students along the consultancy process. Such outcomes may be cognitive including the integration of previous knowledge with practical insights, affective such as an appreciation of other’s views, and behavioural including the development of transferable communication and management skills. Additionally, the framework provides a guideline for the necessary teaching practice for managerial learning to take place. While the project’s team and client problem are critical, knowledgeable supervisors are needed especially at the beginning, while the level of intervention needs to be adjusted throughout the process.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The International Journal of Management Education
Creators: Lycko, M. and Galanakis, K.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 15 March 2019
ISSN: 1472-8117
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.ijme.2019.02.005DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Mar 2019 14:45
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2020 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35994

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