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Editor: Matthew J. Drake
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
Duquesne University

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About Us
The Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) is a peer-reviewed journal of the Decision Sciences Institute. Its mission is to publish significant research relevant to teaching, learning, and education in the decision sciences - quantitative and behavioral approaches to managerial decision making. The journal welcomes submissions relevant to the application and practice of the decision sciences both in business and other domains such as, but not limited to, healthcare, product development, and engineering management. Articles submitted to the journal should offer either proven innovation in classroom instruction/delivery, new insights into pedagogy, program development, delivery, or assessment, or empirically based analysis relevant to learning and education in the decision sciences. The goal of the journal is to not only provide resources that can enhance instruction, but serve as a forum for disseminating best practices.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Enhancing Business School Courses through Game-Based Pedagogy
Guest Editors: Yi-Su Chen, Barbara Klein, and Joy Beatty, University of Michigan - Dearborn

DSJIE is seeking manuscript submissions for an upcoming special issue on Enhancing Business School Courses through Game-Based Pegagogy to be published in January 2021. The deadline for initial submissions is June 30, 2020 September 30, 2020. Complete details can be found in the call for papers.

2019 DSJIE Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners for their contributions to DSJIE in 2019.

Best Research Article

  • A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Experiential Learning and Learning Outcomes, Gerald F. Burch, Robert Giambatista, John H. Batchelor, Jana J. Burch, J. Duane Hoover, and Nathan A. Heller

Best Teaching Brief

  • Patio Swings Intermodal Shipping Competition: An Inquiry-Based Partial Information Exercise, Brent Snider, Nancy Southin, and Rosanna Cole

Outstanding Associate Editor: Susan K. Williams

Outstanding Reviewer: Menglong Huo and Robert Mills

Follow DSJIE on Social Media

DSJIE has two new social media accounts, via a LinkedIn group and Twitter. These accounts will be used to announce new issues and to share news relevant to the journal and the teaching of the decision sciences overall. You can follow the accounts at the links below.

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Forthcoming Issue: Vol. 18 No. 3 (July 2020)

Teaching Brief

From Farm to Cup: A Coffee Supply Chain Negotiation Role-Play
Todd M. Inouye and James A. Kling

Conceptual Research

Determining Optimal Skillsets for Business Managers Based on Local and Global Job Markets: A Text Analytics Approach
Murtaza Nasir, Ali Dag, Bill Young, and Dursun Delen

Empirical Research

Change in Student Perceptions of Course and Instructor Following Curriculum Change
Vijay Agrawal, Vipin Agrawal, Poonam Khanna, and Larry Hughes

An Alternative Multiple-Choice Question Format to Guide Feedback Using Student Self-Assessment of Knowledge
Stephanie Collignon, Josey Chacko, and Megan Martin

Time and Performance in Online Learning: Applying the Theoretical Perspective of Metacognition
Lin Zhao and Chen Ye

Operationalizing Design Thinking in Business Intelligence and Analytics Projects
Jongsawas Chongwatpol

Current Issue: Vol. 18 No. 2 (April 2020)

Invited Article

Using Deliberate Practice to Transform Learning Culture: Helping Students Put Real Skills in Their OSCM Toolbox
Stanley E. Fawcett, Francois Charles Giraud-Carrier, and Amydee M. Fawcett

Teaching Briefs

Gamification of Entrepreneurship Education
Diane A. Isabelle

Increasing Student Accounting Self-Efficacy, Interest, and Knowledge Using the DuPont Model
Daniel M. Eveleth, Lori J. Baker-Eveleth, and Robert W. Stone

Conceptual Research

Course Design Process to Create a Coordinated, Experiential, Integrated Core Operations Management Course for Business Majors
Scott Hoefle, Willard B. Ott, Christopher M. Scherpereel, and Susan K. Williams

Empirical Research

Student Predispositions as Predictors of Dissent Behaviors in Supply Chain Courses
Laquanda Leaven Johnson and Stephanie Kelly

Exploring the Roles of Social Presence and Gender Difference in Online Learning
ChongWoo Park and Dong-gook Kim

Implications of Prelecture Material on Cognitive Load and Instructional Effectiveness in Cross-Disciplinary IS Education: The Nexus of Benford's Law and SQL
Robert J. Mills, Tanya Y. Beaulieu, David F. Feldon, and David H. Olsen

Previous Issues

Vol. 18 No. 1 (January 2020)

Special Issue on Teaching Analytics, Guest Edited by Ceyhun Ozgur

Teaching Brief

Teaching Hadoop Using Role Play Games
Zhiguo Yang and Xiang Guo

Conceptual Research

Analytics Curriculum for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Jomon A. Paul and Leo MacDonald

Creating Impactful Student Learning in a Business Analytics Program through Leveraging Scholar-Practitioner Engagement
Cheri Speier-Pero and Tobias Schoenherr

Empirical Research

Exploratory Analysis to Identify Concepts, Skills, Knowledge, and Tools to Educate Business Analytics Practitioners
Marina E. Johnson, Abdullah Albizri, and Rashmi Jain

Flipping Online Analytics Classes: Achieving Parity with Their Face-To-Face Counterparts
William W. Swart and Kenneth R. MacLeod

Helping Business Students Acquire the Skills Needed for a Career in Analytics: A Comprehensive Industry Assessment of Entry-Level Requirements
Wilbur W. Stanton and Angela D'Auria Stanton

Vol. 17 No. 4 (October 2019)

Teaching Briefs

Applying Performance Measures and Process Improvements in the Classroom: The Loch Dots Company Simulation
Keith E. Miller, Craig Hill, and Antoinette R. Miller

Newsvendor Game: A Behavioral Exercise in Decision Making under Risk
Chirag Surti and Anthony Celani

A Learning Curve-Based Assembly Game
Thomas R. Robbins

Empirical Research

Students' Perceptions of Learning in an Online Multiround Business Simulation Game: What Can We Learn from Them?
Vitaly Brazhkin and Honey Zimmerman

Supporting Student Learning through Instructional Videos in Business Statistics
Marcia R. Laugerman and Kevin P. Saunders

Effects of Using Thinking Routines on the Academic Results of Business Students at a Chilean Tertiary Education Institution

Vol. 17 No. 3 (July 2019)

Teaching Brief

Using Real-Life Major League Baseball Data in an Introductory Statistics Course
Samuel Wathen and Nicholas D. Rhew

Conceptual Research

Choosing Among Computational Software Tools to Enhance Learning in Introductory Business Statistics
Marina E. Johnson and Mark L. Berenson

Empirical Research

A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Experiential Learning and Learning Outcomes
Gerald F. Burch, Robert Giambatista, John H. Batchelor, Jana J. Burch, J. Duane Hoover, and Nathan A. Heller

Identifying Cognitive Processing Events During Clicker Exercises and Exploring Their Relationship with Student Learning
Derrick E. D'Souza, Joshua J. Daspit, and Pratigya Sigdyal

Vol. 17 No. 2 (April 2019)

Teaching Briefs

A Multi-Part Project Planning and Tracking Exercise 
Thomas Robbins 

Turning Data into Better Decision Making: Asking Questions, Collecting and Analyzing Data in a Personal Analytics Project
Joe S. Anderson and Susan K. Williams 

Patio Swings Intermodal Shipping Competition: An Inquiry Based Partial Information Exercise
Brent Snider, Nancy Southin, and Rosanna Cole

Developing a Work-Ready Social Media Marketing Analytics Course: A Model to Cultivate Data-Driven and Multi-Perspective Strategy Development
Yuna Kim 

Vol. 17 No. 1 (January 2019)

Teaching Briefs

Teaching Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) in a Supply Chain Context: A Paper Football In-Class Activity
Rebekah Brau, John Gardner, Jason McDonald, and Scott Webb

Supply Chain Performance Analysis of Dow Jones Industrial Average Indexed Firms and Top 50 Supply Chain Firms
Sangdo Choi

Empirical Research

Continuous Improvement of Online and Blended Courses Using Relative Proximity Theory
Kenneth MacLeod, William Swart, and Ravi Paul

Exploring the Impact of Receiving Sender-based Negative and Positive Feedback on Team-level Process Outcomes Using a Mobile Application
Gary Blau, Tony Petrucci, Michael Rivera, and Rujuta Ghate