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Reducing poverty one story at a time: An old technique enhances business education

Miley, F. M., & Read, A. F. (2011). Reducing poverty one story at a time: an old technique enhances business education. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Business and Management Education, Bangkok.

Abstract

In recent years, the importance of tertiary education has been recognised as a means of alleviating poverty.  This research focuses on business education.  Using a case study to show the success of an Australian undergraduate accounting course based around storytelling techniques, it is contended that storytelling provides an inexpensive yet effective means of business education that would be readily transferable to impoverished countries unable to provide the infrastructure and teaching resources associated with business education in developed countries.  Storytelling has particular appeal as a technique in impoverished countries because it is a form of knowledge transfer that comes from pre-literate societies and continues to flourish in societies where literacy is low.

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