Fantasy Pitching II: Star Wars vs. Pokemon vs. R&D vs. Uber

28 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2016  

Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Ann Wallin

University of Queensland

Mark Brosnan

Bond University

Naiara Carrillo

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Dhani Darmawan

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Alana Dorris

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Martin Groen

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Nurlia Listiani

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Victor Maxwell

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Felix Orole

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Ahn Pham

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Imam Salehudin

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Matt Simons

James Cook University

Duy To

Bond University, Students

Jemaine Tsoi

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Charlane Wong

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Keegan Woods

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Yossa Nirma

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Kate Zhaunerchyk

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Date Written: August 22, 2016

Abstract

This paper extends upon Faff, Ali, et al. (2016), outlining a further fantasy research pitch exercise conducted in a PhD course at the University of Queensland. Using Faff’s (2015, 2016a) pitching research template, students attending the course engaged in a group exercise to pitch a “fantasy” research topic. While the final exercise was completed in a 90-minute timeframe (60 minutes of brainstorming, followed by 30 minutes of reporting back to the full group), the cohort had the prior benefit of 3 x 90 minute sessions of related material on the first day of a weekend PhD module. Four groups were formed and they pitched “pretend” topics relating to: (a) Star Wars; (b) Pokemon Go; (c) R&D; and (d) Uber. Herein, is the narrative of this exercise, made available for pedagogic sharing.

Keywords: Pitching Research; Fantasy Pitching; PhD Student Exercise; Research Group-work Exercise; Star Wars; Pokémon Go; R&D; Uber

JEL Classification: G00; M00; B40; A20; B00; C00; D00; E00; F00; H00; I00; J00; L00; Q00; R00; Z00

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W. and Wallin, Ann and Brosnan, Mark and Carrillo, Naiara and Darmawan, Dhani and Dorris, Alana and Groen, Martin and Listiani, Nurlia and Maxwell, Victor and Orole, Felix and Pham, Ahn and Salehudin, Imam and Simons, Matt and To, Duy and Tsoi, Jemaine and Wong, Charlane and Woods, Keegan and Nirma, Yossa and Zhaunerchyk, Kate, Fantasy Pitching II: Star Wars vs. Pokemon vs. R&D vs. Uber (August 22, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2827425 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2827425

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Ann Wallin

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Mark Brosnan

Bond University ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229
Australia

Naiara Carrillo

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Dhani Darmawan

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Alana Dorris

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Martin Groen

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Nurlia Listiani

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Victor Maxwell

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Felix Orole

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Ahn Pham

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Imam Salehudin

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Matt Simons

James Cook University ( email )

Cairns, Queensland 4878
Australia

Duy To

Bond University, Students ( email )

Robina, Queensland
Australia

Jemaine Tsoi

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Charlane Wong

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Keegan Woods

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Yossa Nirma

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Kate Zhaunerchyk

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

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