The navigational challenges of a blended learning approach to teaching in business and management

Aron Truss, Valerie Anderson*

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This paper contributes an assessment of academic perceptions and agency in relation to blended learning. Digital technology provides management educators with opportunities for new and distinctive learning and teaching models. Qualitative semi-structured interview data gathered from academics from different business specialisms provides the basis for analysis of their reflections about their navigation of blended learning and factors that affect its adoption as a feature of business school pedagogy. Results indicate that academic reflexivity, social interaction, and agency, in dynamic combination, are important to understand and explain academics’ navigation of blended learning as a feature of pedagogy. The article contributes new knowledge about factors that affect the deployment of blended learning in business school contexts. It contributes to theory by extending conceptualization of academic reflexivity and agency. It discusses implications for academics and policy makers who are involved in introducing blended learning in management education contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100733
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Management Education
Issue number1
Early online date2 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023


  • Blended learning
  • reflexivity
  • agency
  • interaction
  • pedagogy


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