About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Association for Business Simulation and Experiential learning (ABSEL) is a cross-dscipline, international pedagogical conference that examines all aspects of teaching. As the name implies, special emphasis is placed on business related experiential learning and simulations, but all disciplines and areas of pedagogy are welcome.
Peer Review Process
Please note, this is a conference proceedings. All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed for presentation at the conference. All accepted papers are given the option to publish the full paper (preferred format) or an extended abstract here in the online proceedings. Pleas note that the ABSEL copyright allows authors to retain rights to their papers to publish in other outlets.
The proceedings are published once a year following the annual ABSEL conference (normally held in March of each year).
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
A special thank-you to the schools and organizations that help support the ABSEL conference and its related publications.
The Association for Business Simulation and Experiential learning (ABSEL) is an international pedagogical conference the examines all aspects of teaching. As the name implies, special emphasis is placed on experiential learning, especially simulations, but all areas of pedagogy are welcome. ABSEL's first conference was held in Oklahoma City in 1974. Since then, the proceedings title changed annually for a number of years until it was formalized in its current format. The original titles are listed below.
2008- current: "Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning"
1981-2007: "Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises"
1980: "Experiential Learning Enters the Eighties"
1979: "Insights into Experiential Pedagogy"
1978: "Exploring Experiential Learning: Simulations and Experiential Exercises"
1977: "New Horizons in Simulation Games and Experiential learning"
1976: "Computer Simulation and Learning Theory"
1975: "Simulation Games and Experiential Learning in Action"
1974: "Simulations, Games, and Experiential Learning Techniques: On the road to a New Frontier"