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dc.contributor.advisorMcKie, David
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Lloyd
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T04:25:38Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T04:25:38Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationGallagher, L. (2012). Gaming Business Communities: Developing online learning organisations to foster communities, develop leadership, and grow interpersonal education (Thesis, Master of Management Studies (MMS)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/7559en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7559
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores, through observation and testing, what possibilities from gaming can be extended into other realms of human interaction to help bring people together, extend education, and grow business. It uses through action learning within the safety of the virtual world within Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Further, I explore how the world of online gaming provides opportunity to train a wide range of skills through extending Revans’ (1980) learning equation and action inquiry methodology. This equation and methodology are deployed in relation to a gaming community to see if the theories could produce strong relationships within organisations and examine what learning, if any, is achievable. I also investigate the potential for changes in business (e.g., employee and customer relationships) through involvement in the gaming community as a unique place to implement action learning. The thesis also asks the following questions on a range of extended possibilities in the world of online gaming: What if the world opened up to a social environment where people could discuss their successes and failures? What if people could take a real world issue and re‐create it in the safe virtual world to test ways of dealing with it? What education answers can the world of online gaming provide?
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato
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dc.subjectgaming business communities
dc.subjectdeveloping online learning
dc.titleGaming Business Communities: Developing online learning organisations to foster communities, develop leadership, and grow interpersonal educationen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Management Studies (MMS)
dc.date.updated2012-11-14T09:57:25Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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