Business Policy Content and Teaching Methods: Comparisons of the Hegarty and Summers and Boyd Findings


  • Irvin Summers
  • Stephen Parker
  • Charles W. Boyd


The two studies utilized the same membership group for obtaining data. Comparisons of the two research findings are made, especially as they pertain to policy course content and the use of business games and cases as teaching methods. The conclusion regarding content is that the findings are very similar and the apparent difference in use level of games is because of item content differences in the questionnaires. The lack of a stream of research that permits comparison and the need for replication is emphasized.