Property case competition : multi-stakeholder reflection

Susilawati, Connie & Yam, Sharon (2013) Property case competition : multi-stakeholder reflection. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, The Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 1-11.

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Pacific Rim Real Estate Society has conducted four property case competitions from 2009 to 2012. The competition provides opportunities for undergraduate students to present their proposal on a given case study. All students were locked down with their four team members for five hours without external help to ensure a level playing field across participants. Students prepared their presentation and defended their arguments in front of experts in property industry and academia.

The aim of this paper is reflecting on the feedback received from stakeholders involved in the case competition. Besides exploring what students have gained from the competitions, this paper provides an insight on the opportunities and challenges for the new format of competition to be introduced in 2013. Over the last four competitions, there were three universities participated in all the four consecutive events, four universities partook in two events and another four universities only competed once. Some universities had a great advantage by having previous experiences by participating in similar international business competitions. Findings show that the students have benefited greatly from the event including improving their ability in problem solving and other non-technical skills. Despite the aforementioned benefits, the PRRES closed-book case competition is proven not viable thus future competition needs to minimise the travel and logistic cost.

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ID Code: 61785
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Multi-stakeholder reflection, Problem based learning, HERN, Learning outcomes, Case competition
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2013 03:41
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 18:23

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