Using the jazz metaphor to teach the strategic capstone course

Mills, Michael K. (2009) Using the jazz metaphor to teach the strategic capstone course. In: ANZAM 2009: Sustainable Management and Marketing, 1-4 Dec 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

PDF (Accepted Version)

Download (346Kb)
PDF (Documentation)

Download (407Kb)
Official URL:


The article discusses how the metaphor of jazz music making is used to facilitate visualisation and application of more 'holistic' approaches, professionalism, strategic thinking, integration, and creativity in the strategic management capstone course. The evidence shows that students adapt well to and enjoy the jazz metaphor, and find that it facilitates their learning of the subject.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 6576
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2009 The Author. Full papers available on CD-ROM of same title as published volume. Published volume only lists abstracts of all papers presented at conference.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 07:40
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: jazz; improvisation; strategic capstone; management education
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only