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|Title:||Brilliant mistake! Essays on incidents of management mistakes and |
|Author(s):||Mark Palmer, (Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK), Geoff Simmons, (University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK), Ronan de Kervenoael, (Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)|
|Citation:||Mark Palmer, Geoff Simmons, Ronan de Kervenoael, (2010) "Brilliant mistake! Essays on incidents of management mistakes and |
|Keywords:||Business failure, Curricula, Human failure, Managers, Retailing, United Kingdom|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09590551011032072 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors gratefully acknowledge the reviewers' comments on an early draft of this paper. The authors also acknowledge the assistance of a British Academy Grant (SG-52497) on corporate resistance and contestedness.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine students' perceptions of managerial mistakes and why (and why not) managers admit mistakes.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper provides a reflective account of how students' perceive management mistakes and deal with admitting “
Findings – The findings show a range of attitudes: they highlight the intermingling pressures associated with the cultural environment and mistakes; they identify media characteristics and its influences on mistakes and
Originality/value – This paper links up with recent discussions on retail failure and retail pedagogy. It is hoped that this paper will encourage more academics to address, and engage with, management mistakes creatively in their teaching.
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