Any Given Sunday: Intervention In Pursuit Of Simulation Team Parity


  • Michael J. Fekula
  • C. Michael Ritchie


This paper examines the problem of disparity in performance among teams, which negatively impacts the competitive dynamics of business strategy simulation games. A typology of teams is used to illustrate the disparity gap and interventions are proposed. The analysis of results from a very small sample suggests the very tentative conclusion that academic major is related to simulation performance. Additional data from the Fall 2005 Term will double the current sample size and yield results in time for the 2006 ABSEL Conference. Since this is a perpetual study that was only recently initiated, the authors seek to attain valuable feedback from the ABSEL community to improve this effort and achieve the goal of team parity.