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Mentoring development at studentinternational businesscase competitionsVesna DamnjanovicFaculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, SerbiaWilliam ProudQUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology,Brisbane, Australia, andMilos MilosavljevicFaculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, SerbiaAbstractPurposeManagement education has received an immense amount of attention from both scholars andpractitioners in the last few decades. Most research efforts have aimed at improving classroom educationprocesses, programs and outcomes. Only a limited amount of research has focused on extracurricular activitiessuch as mentoring top talented students for international business case competitions. This paper aims toexamine the knowledge flow between mentors and strategic management undergraduates while they preparefor international business case competitions. This flow provides the opportunity for the development ofphronetic skills, knowledge and leadership potential of undergraduates.Design/methodology/approachTo understand the flow, 55 mentors worldwide were examined to provideevidence of their mentoring practices, perceived development of undergraduates and reverse learning of thebusiness schoolstop talents. For the analysis, the study used partial least squaresstructural equation modeling.FindingsThe results of the study indicate that extracurricular mentoring of business case competitorsstrongly affects their development and creates recursive effects on the development of mentoring activities.Research limitations/implicationsGiven the parsimony of mentors for premier global case studycompetitions, the findings of this study cannot easily be generalized to mentoring as such.Originality/valueDespite the importance of the topics, to the best of the authorsknowledge, a study of thiskind has never been conducted before. For the construct of the authorsmodel, the study was inspired by themultistage mentoring process theory.KeywordsMentoring, Leadership, Competition, Management education, Reverse mentoring, Case study(teaching method)Paper typeResearch paper1. IntroductionManagement education has been a focal point of recent scholarly and practical research(Wrightet al., 2013;Khlif and Guidara, 2018). Important questions have been raised on theeffectiveness of classroom-based educational processes (Lombardiet al., 2017). Even thoughcase study analysis method has not always been constantly growing over the last century(Bridgmanet al., 2016), it still seems to be the most advocated approach in managementeducation (Raelin, 2009). Academics posit that case studies provide authentic, active andpragmatic applications of theory to school practices (Sudzina, 1997). The focus of this study ison the specific use of case methodbusiness case competitions. The rationale for analyzingthe case study method in this niche context is the promotion of awareness and use ofevidence-based management concepts (Gamble and Jelley, 2014).

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