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Please outline the top strengths of Robbins.
3. Well Organized
5. Academic Rigor
5. Instructor Supplements
What are the three most important changes that we should make to strengthen the book?
You are doing a good job of keeping these chapters current and we believe they already have the strength we require.
Overall, a good text, good end of chapter exercises, and usually good case studies.
Are the end-of-chapter cases and exercises useful? Are there any exercises that you would not use in your class? I would consider using all the end of chapter cases and exercises. They were all interesting and would help students understand the concepts better.
Based on these sample chapters, would you strongly consider adopting the new text? Why or why not?
Yes, I definitely would use the Robbins text in the future and do plan on using it when I teach the course.
Dr. Ed Leach is an Assistant Professor, School of Business at Dalhousie University. Ed is an award-winning professor, an active researcher in the field of entrepreneurship and Director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University. Prior to academia, Ed was CEO of Fred C. Morrison Ltd (industrial supplies) for 13 years, and prior to that, was a commodities broker. Ed is also a Certified Management Accountant and very active in the provincial society (served as president and has taught several courses and workshops). Ed embodies a passion for business and management. He developed the undergraduate Principles of Management course at Dalhousie and encourages his students to make a difference as managers and as individuals.
Dr. Mary Kilfoil teaches principles of management at the undergraduate and MBA level in the school of Administrative Sciences at Dalhousie. She is an economist and has over 20 years experience as a Project Manager in the private sector.