Strategies for Promoting Knowledge Formation and Dissemination in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning


  • Hugh M. Cannon
  • J. Alexander Smith


While ABSEL serves many needs in the personal and professional lives of its members, its primary mission is outward looking. We believe that it may be captured in three basic functions: The formation, transfer, and utilization of knowledge regarding the development and use of business simulation and experiential learning techniques to further the well-being of society as a whole. This paper focuses on the functions of knowledge formation and transfer, with specific attention to sub-category of knowledge dissemination. It focuses alternative strategies and how they impact on research motivation and on the efficiency of knowledge dissemination. It does this by drawing on the literature growing out of the “post-hoc versus ad-hoc review process” and the “open access” movement for knowledge dissemination.