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Innovation in management education: Using a contemporary cinematic fantasy to teach recruitment and selection

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This article focuses on the use of fantasy and fable genre motion pictures in management education. We argue that this genre of motion pictures is particularly helpful to management educators because it prompts students to be more imaginative, creative and critical. This approach is illustrated by describing how Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and its two screen adaptations, can be used to teach different approaches to recruitment and selection. In particular, this paper explores how various subplots in the 2005 film can be used to inform students about the psychometric, social process and fit recruitment and selection paradigms.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Billsberry, J., & Gilbert, L. H. (2006). Innovation in management education: Using a contemporary cinematic fantasy to teach recruitment and selection. In Academy of Management 2006 Annual Meeting: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern, AOM 2006. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2006.22898556

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  • 2-s2.0-85085782330

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Abstract


  • This article focuses on the use of fantasy and fable genre motion pictures in management education. We argue that this genre of motion pictures is particularly helpful to management educators because it prompts students to be more imaginative, creative and critical. This approach is illustrated by describing how Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and its two screen adaptations, can be used to teach different approaches to recruitment and selection. In particular, this paper explores how various subplots in the 2005 film can be used to inform students about the psychometric, social process and fit recruitment and selection paradigms.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Billsberry, J., & Gilbert, L. H. (2006). Innovation in management education: Using a contemporary cinematic fantasy to teach recruitment and selection. In Academy of Management 2006 Annual Meeting: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern, AOM 2006. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2006.22898556

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85085782330

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Volume


Issue


Place Of Publication