The purpose of this paper is to introduce case-method teaching (CMT), its advantages and disadvantages for the process of organizational training within organizations, as well as to compare its advantages and disadvantages with current training methods.
The authors applied a systematic literature review to define, identify and compare CMT with current methods.
In CMT, participants get involved with real-world challenges from an action perspective instead of analyzing them from a distance. Also, different reactions of the participants to the same challenge aid instructors to identify the individual differences of participants toward the challenge. Although CMT is still not considered as a popular organizational training method, the advantages of CMT may encourage organizational instructors to further apply it. Improving the long-term memory, enhancing the quality of decision making and understanding the individual differences of individuals are the advantages of CMT.
A lack of sufficient empirical researchers and the high cost of conducting this method may prevent practitioners to apply it.
The review suggested that CMT is able to bring dilemmas from the real world into training settings. Also, it helps organizations to identify the individual reactions before they make a decision.
The authors would like to sincerely thank Dr Mojtaba Amanollah Nejad and Dr Geeske Scholz who helped to improve this paper.
Radi Afsouran, N., Charkhabi, M., Siadat, S., Hoveida, R., Oreyzi, H. and Thornton III, G. (2018), "Case-method teaching: advantages and disadvantages in organizational training", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 37 No. 9/10, pp. 711-720. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-10-2017-0324Download as .RIS
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