Title: Examining the effectiveness of conducting informational interviews toward contextualizing topics in business education

Authors: Esmail Mohebbi

Addresses: College of Business, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, 32514, USA

Abstract: This paper examines the effectiveness of utilising structured informational interviews in a business management course to enhance students' ability to contextualise and articulate the utility of the concepts and techniques covered in the course within the broader framework of managerial functions in practical settings. A comparative performance study of two groups of students is used to illustrate the viability of utilising informational interviews as an experiential instructional tool to achieve the desired learning outcome. The paper also looks at students' perceptions of informational interviews and their impacts on their learning experiences.

Keywords: business education; informational interviewing; experiential learning; instructional methods; management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2022.10046957

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2022 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.251 - 267

Received: 03 Jun 2021
Accepted: 21 Sep 2021

Published online: 09 Sep 2022 *

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