On the Effectiveness of Gamified Risk Management Workshops: Evidence from German SMEs

  • Avo Schönbohm Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • Alexandra Jülich Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin Berlin School of Economics and Law
Keywords: Gamification, Gamified Workshop Design, Risk Management, SMEs

Abstract

This study analyzes the potential benefits gamification can offer to SMEs in the area of risk management. A structured review of the topic of risk management in SMEs and previous studies of the application of gamification to risk management forms a theoretical framework. A gamified risk management workshop is devised which is used as a treatment for three German SMEs. This article contains a description of the developed workshop, the applied methodology and the respective results. While following a quasi-experimental action research approach, it becomes evident that the gamified workshop has the potential to motivate the participants, increase their knowledge on risk management and foster cognitive and group de-biasing. The findings suggest that gamification can be a valuable tool for SMEs to enhance their risk management process.

Author Biography

Avo Schönbohm, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin Berlin School of Economics and Law
Professor for Business Administration and Management Accounting

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Published
2016-06-28
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Schönbohm, A., & Jülich, A. (2016). On the Effectiveness of Gamified Risk Management Workshops: Evidence from German SMEs. International Journal of Serious Games, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.17083/ijsg.v3i2.117
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