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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 2, ECRM 2007 / Jul 2007  pp37‑124

Editor: Ann Brown

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How Hospitality Industry Managers' Characteristics Could Influence Hospitality Management Curricula  pp37‑48

Sjoerd A. Gehrels

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Research Dilemmas in Management and Business Studies  pp49‑60

John Mendy

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Development of Variant Definitions for Stakeholder Groups with Regard to the Performance of Public Transit in the United States  pp61‑70

Jason Keith Phillips, Diane M. Phillips

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Applying Grounded Theory to Study the Implementation of an Inter‑Organizational Information System  pp71‑82

Joan Rodon, Joan A. Pastor

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Managing the Fear Factor (or how a Mini‑Viva Assessment can Improve the Process of Learning for International Students)  pp83‑92

Susan Sayce

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Abstract

This paper is about an exploration of international business students' learning through the use of mini‑vivas as a form of assessment. It also includes an investigation of the meaning of a mini‑viva for students who come from a wide range of nationalities. Pedagogical research has indicated that using this form of summative assessment for large cohorts of international students may be problematic (Carless 2002). However, experimentation with this model of assessment with MA business students in research methods has indicated that mini‑vivas can enhance and consolidate the learning potential of international students. So in effect this paper is also about explaining why this has happened in relation to students' learning. 

 

Keywords: international students, research methods, mini-viva, deep learning, assessment

 

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The Catalog Usability Questionnaire — Adoption and Validation of a Usability Scale for Print‑Catalogs  pp93‑104

Sebastian Schulz, Gunnar Mau, Günter Silberer

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The use of Grounded Theory and of ArenasSocial Worlds Theory in Discourse Studies: A Case Study on the Discursive Adaptation of Information Systems  pp105‑116

Ana C. Vasconcelos

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Wasting Time: The Mission Impossible with Respect to Technology‑Oriented Security Approaches  pp117‑124

Andreas Wagner, Carole Brooke

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