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Reactions to outdoor teambuilding initiatives in MBA education

Sheryl L. Shivers‐Blackwell (Florida A&M University, School of Business and Industry, Tallahassee, Florida, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



This study examines the performance of 36 teams of MBA students (N=147) in an outdoor challenge training (OCT) initiative. Results indicate that teamwork attitudes collected before the OCT are positively associated with team support, potency, intentions to remain in the team, and team survival. However, team performance in the initiative was not related to any of the team viability constructs.



Shivers‐Blackwell, S.L. (2004), "Reactions to outdoor teambuilding initiatives in MBA education", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 23 No. 7, pp. 614-630.



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