Organization Management Journal


One of the greatest challenges faced by new professors and those aspiring to become members of the academy is the consistent need to illustrate organizational behavior concepts to undergraduate students (Hunt, 2001). Most of today’s undergraduate population find themselves encased in a world permeated with fashion, music and little understanding of business principles. For this reason, it is incumbent upon business faculty members to continually create new and inspiring teaching interventions that illustrate business principles and concepts in action. From 12 Angry Men to The Brady Bunch, management faculty have enhanced the learning process of under-graduates with cinema that highlights concepts that are crucial for success in business. The exercise introduced in this paper furthers this discussion by showing how an animated film, Disney’s Finding Nemo, can also be used to illustrate organizational behavior and management concepts and as a tool to assess comprehension and retention of these concepts.