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Types of Business Organizations

Types of Business Organizations

This learning object quizzes the student on the three major forms of business ownership and then interactively shows some statistics pertaining to them.


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Heather Payne
Heather Payne (Faculty)
5 years ago

This was a nice exercise to determine if students have comprehended the basics of business organizational types. It was easy to use.  I gave it a three because it was so limited in the information that was presented. It would be nice to see this developed more so there is more depth to it.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Francine Guice
Francine Guice (Faculty)
9 years ago

This was a good exercise but it wasn't as exciting as it might be.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
George Holbrook
George Holbrook (Faculty)
10 years ago

Good flash exercise, but as other reviewers have mentioned requires prior knowledge without a link to source materisal

Time spent reviewing site: 5 min.
Bonnie Lafazan
Bonnie Lafazan (Faculty)
12 years ago
I liked the graphics and interactivity, but it does not teach the student the differences between the three types of business organizations; it just asked them to name them and shows some percentages about the three types. The ads on the site also were distracting for a learning environment.
Evan Peterson
Evan Peterson (Faculty)
12 years ago
Seems to require prior introduction or experience with the material. Does not describe the different types of business organizations. Possibly too basic for collegiate level courses.
Ida Jones
Ida Jones (Faculty)
15 years ago
Quiz gives a good start, but not enough questions to adopt for a class; assumes a base of knowledge that might be better served with a brief mini-lecture (2-3 minutes) before Pie charts were a neat idea

Technical Remarks:

corporation and corporations should both be correct, just as partnership and partnerships should be correct, etc.; thus needs some work on modifying what is a correct answer
Michele Fritz
Michele Fritz (Faculty)
18 years ago
This is a nice exercise for students to get an introduction to the forms of
business ownership. It is interactive, and through statistics provides them
with insights on why most successful firms move to the corporate form of
ownership over time. It is
accurate and significant, and yet relatively simple.

Technical Remarks:

I found it easy to use, but I have the flash plug-in loaded on my computer. One
of the things that impressed me was the fact that if you didn't, a link was
provided where you could download it easily prior to use.
Used in course? Yes