Five Principles For Workable Client-Based Projects: Lessons From the Trenches
Despite the wide-ranging benefits of using client-based projects (CBPs) in the classroom, such projects can be overwhelming for instructors, and many shy away from the considerable workload and time commitment often required by CBPs. This article is designed to help marketing educators overcome such apprehensions and provide them with concrete tools to simplify CBPs and make them easier to manage. The authors discuss five principles they have developed for creating and implementing workable client projects. Their principles come directly "from the trenches" of their own experiences in planning and managing client-based projects across multiple courses. They address, for example, ways to customize CBPs to fit within specific course and professor time constraints, tips to manage the client relationship and students' expectations, and strategies to streamline the feedback process. They offer workbench-level insights and practices drawn from their own experiences that instructors can put into practice immediately. © 2005 Sage Publications.
Journal of Marketing Education
(2005). Five Principles For Workable Client-Based Projects: Lessons From the Trenches. Journal of Marketing Education, 27(2), 172-188.
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