If you are teaching International Business/Management around Jan-May 2012,
the X-Culture International Business Student Collaboration Project can help
you enhance learning in your course and boost your research productivity.
The project is a collaborative effort of a group of Intl. Business/Mgmt.
professors and is designed to give students an opportunity to gain
first-hand experience in cross-cultural collaboration, as well as is an
excellent research platform.

The idea is very simple: instructors who teach Intl. Business/Mgmt. courses
team up their students to complete a term project. It is just like a
regular student team project, but the members of the team are all in
different countries. Collaborating on-line, the students develop a business
proposal for a multinational company and write a report that touches upon
issues taught in most IB/IM courses.

Participation is completely free.

Over a thousand students from 22 countries (26 universities) are
participating in the project this semester and a total of over 2,000
students from almost 30 countries have participated in 2010-2011.

Detailed information about the project can be found at

We provide all materials and administrative support; you distribute the
instructions to your students and do the things you would do when running a
regular team-based term project (answering students’ questions, grading
reports, etc.).

*Although the project was designed as an experiential learning tool, it is
also an excellent platform for research on international team dynamics and
performance (IRB approved). Several papers are currently being developed
based on the data we’ve been collecting. Ideas for new studies based on the
X-Culture Project data are welcome.  *

*Non-US-based instructors are especially encouraged to apply. *

To sign up, questions, concerns, suggestions, please contact Vas Taras (
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Vas Taras

Vas Taras, PhD

Department of Business Administration
Bryan School of Business and Economics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
349 Bryan
POB 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402-6165
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