Best Papers

2016 Best Simulation Paper:  “Can Action Complexity be used to Measure the Effectiveness of an Educational Game?” Precha Thavikulwat, Jimmy Chang, Bosco Wing Tong Yu

Best Experiential Paper:  “Experiential Learning Potential as a Function of Psychological Predispositions and Demographic Variables” Lori Tribble, Robert C. Giambatista, J. Duane Hoover

Best Innovations Paper: “Teaching Values: An Experiential Approach Hugh M. Cannon, James N. Cannon, Bryon C. Geddes, Andrew Hale Feinstein

Best Student Paper: “Process-oriented Research Method for Teamwork Effectiveness Assessment in Business Simulation Games” Anna Ruszkowska, Marcin Wardaszko

2015 Best Simulation Paper:  “Hybrid Methods of Organizing Groups for a Business Game” Precha Thavikulwat, Jimmy Chang

Best Experiential Paper:  “Developing Educational Strategies for Experiential Learning: An Application of Service Dominant Logic from Marketing” Bryon C. Geddes, Hugh M. Cannon, James N. Cannon, Andrew Hale Feinstein

Best Innovations Paper:  “Strategic Knowledge Mapping: The Co-Creation of Useful Knowledge” Steven E. Wallis, Bernadette Wright

2014 Best Simulation Paper: “Customer Transaction Costs and marketing Simulations: Modeling a New Relationship Marketing Approach.” Hugh M. Cannon, James N. Cannon, Ahmet Köksal, Aaron Johnson

Best Experiential Paper: “An Exploration of Overconfidence in Experiential learning of Behavioral Skills among MBA Students.” Robert C. Giambatista, J. Duane Hoover

Best Innovations Paper: “The Distance MBA: A Need for Guiding Philosophy and Theories.” Vanthanh Phan, J. Duane Hoover

Best Accreditation Paper: “Experiential Strategies for Building Individual Absorptive Capacity.”  Hugh M. Cannon, Bryon C. Geddes, Andrew Hale Feinstein

Best Student Paper: “A Business Simulation Game for Location-Based Strategies.” Martin Prause, Christina Gunther, Jurgen Weigand

2013 Best Simulation Paper: “Implementing Mental Models: Extending Insight and Whole Person Learning” by Robert E. Robinson, Ronald Mitchell, and J. Duane Hoover

Best Experiential Paper: “The Role of Simulations in Organizational Learning: Building Individual Absorptive Capacity” by Hugh M. Cannon, Andrew H. Feinstein, Daniel P. Friesen (student), and Attila Yaprak

Best Innovations and Future Directions Paper: “A Review of the Simulation Research in the Academy of Management Journal: Suggestions for Strengthening the Research Conducted by ABSEL Members” by Annette L. Halpin

Best Assessment Paper: Accounting for Externalities Harnessing the ‘Face in the Mirror’ Phenomenon” by Hugh M. Cannon, James M. Cannon, Ahmet B. Köksal (student), Swati Verma (student)

Best Issues Related to ABSEL Scholarship Paper: Measuring the Performance Ranking Curve in Marketing Simulation Games” by William J. Wellington, David Hutchinson, and Anthony J. Faria

2012   Best Simulation Paper: Pick your Group Size: A Better Procedure to Resolve the Free-Rider Problem in a Business Simulation” by Precha Thavikulwat and Jimmy Chang,

Best Experiential Paper: Build a Business … In an Hour or Less: Getting Closer to Reality into the Classroom” by Michael J. ‘Mick” Fekula.

Best Innovations Paper: “Modeling a Modest Proposal for Increasing the efficiency of Academic Research Dissemination” by Hugh M. Cannon and James N. Cannon.

2011    Best Simulation Paper:Would You Take a Marketing Man to a Quick Service Restaurant? Modeling Corporate Social Responsibility in a Food Service Menu-Management Simulation” by J. N. Cannon, H. M. Cannon, D. P. Friesen, & A. H. Feinstein

Best Experiential Paper (tie):Complexity Avoidance, Narcissism and Experiential Learning” by J. D.Hoover

Best Experiential Paper (tie):Appreciating Complexity: The Chief of Staff of the Army Game” by Ken Long

2010    Best Simulation Paper:Another Look at the Use of Forecasting Accuracy on the Assessment of Management Performance in Business Simulation Games” by M.P de Souza, R.S.S. Bernard and H.M. Cannon

Best Experiential Paper:Mustard Seeds as a Means for Creative Problem Solving, Ethical Decision Making, Stakholder Alliance, & Leader Development Through Experiential Learning in Management Education” by L.L. Reed

2009    Best Simulation Paper: “Beyond the Profitable-Product Death Spiral: Managing the Product Mix in an Environment of Constrained Resources” by H.M. Cannon and J.N. Cannon

Best Experiential Paper: The Simplicity Paradox: Another Look at Complexity in Simulation Design” by H.M. Cannon, D. Friesen, S. Lawrence and A. Feinstein

Best Student Paper: “In Search of the Ethnocentric Consumer: Experiencing ‘Laddering’ Research in International Advertising” by T.M. Ho, H.M. Cannon and A. Yaprak

2008    Best Simulation Paper: “Modeling Strategic Opportunities in Product-Mix Strategy: A Customer Versus Product-Oriented Perspective” by J.N. Cannon and H.M. Cannon

Best Experiential Paper: “Implementation of Effective Experiential Learning Environments” by A. McManus and A. Feinstein

Best Student Paper: “Internships and Occupational Socialization: What are Students Learning?” by A. McManus and A. Feinstein

2007    Best Simulation Paper: “Simulation Performance and its Effectiveness as a PBL Problem: A Follow-up Study” by P. Anderson

2006    Best Experiential Paper: “Is Pay Inversion Ethical? A Three-Part Exercise” by M. Boscia, B. McAfee and M. Glassman

2005    Best Simulation Paper: “Computer Business Simulaton Design” by J.S.B. Hall

Best Experiential Paper: “The Internet to Enhance Course Presentation: A Help or Hindrance to Student Learning” by W. Wellington, D. Hutchinson and A.J. Faria

2004    Best Simulation Paper: “Accounting for Company Reputation Variation on the Gold Standard” by H.M. Cannon and M. Schwaiger

Best Experiential Paper: “Integrating The Business Curriculum with a Comprehensive Case Study: A Prototype” by P.M. Markulis, D.R. Strang and H. Howe

Best Online Education Paper: Designing a Globalization Simulation to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility” by N.S. Shami, N. Bos, T. Fort and M. Gordon

2003    Best Simulation Paper: “The Tobin Q As a Company Performance Indicator” by J.A. Wolfe and A.C.A. Sauaia

Best Experiential Paper: Experiential Learning: Introducing Faculty and Staff to A Leadership Development Program” by M.J. Hornyak and D. Page

2002    Best Simulation Paper: “Incorporating Cosmopolitan-Related Focus-Group Research into Global Advertising Simulations” by H.M. Cannon, A. Yaprak and S. Sasser

2001    Best Simulation Paper: “Fidelity, Verifiabily, and Validity of Simulation Constructs for Evalulation” by A.H. Feinstein and H.M. Cannon

2000    Best Simulation Paper: “Visual Modeling of Business Simulations” by T. Pray and V. Perotti

1997    Best Research Paper: “The Impact of an Artificial of an Artificial Market Leader on Simulation Competitors” by W.J. Wellington and A.J. Faria

1994    Best Research Paper: Complexity: Is it Really that Simple” by J.S.B. Hall and B.M. Cox

1992    Best Research Paper: An Examination of the Effect of Team Cohesion , Player Attitude, and Performance Expectations on Simulation Performance Results” by W.J. Wellington and A.J. Faria

1991    Best Research Paper: “Increasing Simulation Realism Through the Modeling of Step Costs” by K.R. Goosen

1990    Most Innovative: Executive Evaluation of Student Learning in the Looking Glass” by D. Page and R.M. Roberts

Best Computer Simulation Research: “Demand Equations: Which Include Product Attributes” by R.D. Teach

1989    Best Research: “A Study of the Relationship Between Student Final Exam Performance and Simulation Game Participation” by T.R. Whitely and A.J. Faria

Most Innovative: “A Simulating Simulation in International Business Negotiation With a Japanese Company” by B.S. Axe

1988    Best Paper-Simulation: Strategy Design, Process and Implementation in a Stable/Complex Environment: An Exploratory Study” by J. Gosenpud and J.A. Wolfe

Best Paper-Experiential: “Experimental Analysis of Magnitude and Source of Students’ Inequitable Classroom Perceptions in Three Reward Conditions” by J.D. Overby and K.A. Durden

1987    Most Innovative: “Decision Styles and Student Simulation Performance” by R. Hornaday and K. Curran

Best Research-Simulation: The Use of Expert Systems to develop Strategic Scenarios: An Experiment Using a Simulated Market Environment” by A. Varanelli, M. Sackson, D. Cronin and C.L. Dulberg

1986    Best Paper: “The Assessment Center as a Teaching Learning Device” by R.B. McAfee and A. Hawryluk

1985    Most Creative: Developing the Competencies of ‘Resistance to Stress’ and ‘Accurate Self-Assessment” by D.S. Kline

Best Research: “Predicting Performance Over the Course of the Simulation” by J. Gosenpud and A. Larson

1984    Best Research: “A Path Analytic Study of the Effects of Alternative Pedagogies” by A.C. Burns and D.L. Sherrell

1983    Outstanding Paper: Role-Playing Based on Video-Tape Scenarios: An Application of Modeling to Building Supervisory Skills” by J.C. Faltot and J.R. Ogilvie

Outstanding Research: “Simulating Market and Firm Level Demand-A Robust Demand System” by S.C. Gold and T.F. Pray  

1982    Best Research: “The Effect of Different Team Sizes on Business Games Performance” by J.A. Wolfe and T.I. Chacko

Best Experiential:The Value of Conjoint Analysis in Enhancing Experiential Learning” by L. Greenhalgh and S.A. Neslin

1981    Innovative Experiential: “Finding an Effective Means of Teaching Managerial Behavioral Skills: Two Different Experiential Teaching Methods” by D.G. Minton and B. Lilligen-Minton

            Best Simulation Research:“Providing A Real World View of the Personnel Function: A Simulation” by G.E. Stevens and E.K. Burton

            Innovative Simulation: “Teaching Performance Against Skills: An Experiential Approach” by E.K. Burton

            Best Experiential Research: “Problems in Evaluation of Experiential Learning in Management Education” by L. Kelley and J. Easton

1980    Best Research: Association Between Individual Cognitive Processing Variables and Business Game Performance and Play” by J.A. Wolfe

1979    Best Experiential: “Personality Development and Conflict Dynamics: An Experimental Design to Study the effects of Teaching Methodologies on Conflict Resolution” by T. Basuray and J. Gosenpud

1978    Most Innovative: “Emergent Simulation in Administration Courses” by C.L. Wynn and G.E. Crawford