Business Games in Managerial Training/Development and the Transition to a Free Market Economy
Some considerations concerning the general situation of the Romanian economy and society are presented to better understand the major changes in the approach to management training and development there. This paper examines several business-games developed by the author that have been used successfully over a long period of time in management training/development programs. The paper then evaluates efforts and directions for adaptation or even complete change in Romanian society. Finally, the paper emphasizes the utility of active, participative methods of management teaching/learning, such as business games, complex case studies, and simulation models, as well as how these methods may accelerate the implementation of economic reform.