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CBRD, BDS conduct sharing session on case study research

The DLSU Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD) and Business Doctoral Society (BDS) held a sharing session on case study research by Ms. Bianca Villar on November 20, 2018. Villar presented her dissertation titled “Architecting purpose-driven improvisation towards organizational effectiveness in extreme environments: Case narratives from organizations during Typhoon Haiyan”.

The dissertation positions itself within the scholarly conversations on organizing processes in disaster environments. In particular, the main research inquiry is ‘how does the interaction of individual and collective level attributes among improvised actions of the organizations explain how they can realize their goals, i.e. be effective, in extreme contexts?’. Using a case strategy approach, it surfaces narratives of two profiles of organizations that were critical to the response and recovery phase of the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan.

Bianca Villar is a PhD Candidate and an EU Marie Curie Fellow in the Group of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology Management (GREITM) at La Salle – Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain. Her current research lies at the intersection of organization studies and disaster science, where she is primarily interested in exploring organizing processes in disaster environments.

The sharing session was attended by doctoral students of DLSU and by faculty members from Holy Angel University and the Asia Pacific College.

CBRD, ALTCFT holds case writing workshop for DLSU and AIM faculty

Cases are teaching and learning tools that allow students to freely discuss issues related to the case, with the teacher moderating and facilitating the flow of the discussion. However, “if there is only one answer to a case, don’t use a case.  Better give a lecture!” This was one of the tips given by Dr. Fernando Roxas during the AIM-DLSU Case Writing Workshop held at the Meralco Caseroom of the Asian Institute of Management last May 15, 2015.

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DLSU, AIM co-organize case writing seminar

 

Are you learner-centered or teacher centered?  Are you the type who is more concerned with the learning of the student or the teaching process? The more learner-centred one is, the more appropriate teaching with cases is. This was the underlying message of resource person Dr. Fernando Roxas during the 1st Case Writing Seminar jointly organized by the Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD) of De La Salle University (DLSU) and the Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism (ALT-CFT) of the Asian Institute of Management last March 20, 2015 at the DLSU.

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CBRD co-organizes case writing seminar

 

The DLSU Center for Business Research and Development co-organized a case writing workshop with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) – Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism (AIM-ALT-CFT) at the DLSU Faculty Center on March 20, 2015. This workshop. attended by faculty members from AIM and DLSU, was designed to develop a pool of researchers and writers of teaching cases and teaching notes that can be used in business and management classes in Philippine colleges and universities. At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to be equipped with the following skills: using a teaching case, writing a teaching case, understanding the basics of a multimedia case, and writing a teaching note.

Serving as workshop facilitator is AIM-ALT-CFT Executive Director Fernando Y. Roxas, who is also a core faculty of AIM’s W. SyCip Graduate School of Business. He teaches Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis, Systems Thinking, Project Management and other basic modules in the Degree and Executive Learning Programs of the Institute. In terms of research, Roxas has published internationally in peer-reviewed, energy journals. One of his recent works has recently been cited as outstanding by the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. He is also the pioneer and premier proponent of the multi-media case format in AIM.

Roxas has a Master’s degree in engineering geology from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand; and an MBA from the AIM. He obtained his Doctor of Business Administration, with High Distinction, from the De La Salle University Graduate School of Business. An acknowledged expert in the field of energy, with about 30 years of experience in the sector, he routinely does projects for multilateral and bilateral agencies.