‘Virtual Learning-by-Doing’ Teamwork KSA: Strategic Management Simulation as an Effective Tool

  • Víctor Martín-Pérez
  • Natalia Martín-Cruz
  • Pilar Pérez-Santana
  • Juan Hernangómez-Barahona
  • Celia Martín-Sierra
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


The objective of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of strategic management simulations as a learning-by-doing tool, that is they can enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities for effective teamwork. We have carried out an analysis of the effect of business simulation on the teamwork KSA with a group of undergraduates of the Business School. The results show that the teamwork KSA can improve and that the initial knowledge of those teamwork KSA, at the individual level, is the only factor which conditions their learning. Initial knowledge of the teamwork KSA and the spread of this knowledge within the team, are not a determinant influence on the individual learning-by-doing. Neither are features such as intelligence, personality, attitude to teamwork and teamwork self-efficacy.


learning-by-doing strategic management simulation teamwork knowledge skills and abilities team stock of knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor Martín-Pérez
    • 1
  • Natalia Martín-Cruz
    • 1
  • Pilar Pérez-Santana
    • 1
  • Juan Hernangómez-Barahona
    • 1
  • Celia Martín-Sierra
    • 1
  1. 1.Organización de Empresa y C.I.M.ValladolidSpain

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