This is the final call for chapter proposals (300-500 words), Due Nov 5.



Book title: “Experiential Learning in International Business


The book “Experiential Learning in International Business” aims to be a one-stop source for business educators and trainers who seek to either select and use an existing experiential learning project, or develop new projects and exercises of this kind in their courses.


The proposed book will be divided in two parts. The first part will be dedicated chapters dealing with theoretical and conceptual approaches of enhancing teaching and learning of International Business, and it also will contain foundational aspects of pedagogy and experiential learning.  The second part of the book will contain specific applications of experiential learning in IB. The idea is that each chapter of the book will be dedicated to one experiential learning project (e.g., X-Culture, Global Enterprise Experience, Export Odyssey, any other experiential projects used in teaching). Each chapter’s author will describe in detail the hands-on project(s) he/she uses to improve learning in his/her IB-related courses or training programs, project background and history, challenges, best practices, and suggestions for future IB educators who may want to incorporate experiential learning in their courses. A chapter can describe a big project that covers entire semester, a small one that spans only a few days, or very concrete exercises or series of exercises that take only a few minutes to a few hours to run. The project can also be part of a formal course or training program, or be unrelated to formal courses and offered as an extra-curricular option for the students (competitions, internships, etc.), as long as the activity is experiential and contributes to learning IB-related concepts.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Enhancing teaching experiences inside and outside the classroom

·         Specific cases of experiential learning projects (X-culture, Global Enterprise Experience, Export Odyssey, etc.).

·         Detailed description and analysis of hands-on-projects for learning International Business

·         Experiential learning in International Business

·         Foundational aspects of International Business pedagogy

·         Educating global managers and universal citizens

·         Experiential learning versus traditional classroom

·         Limitations for experiential learning in IB

·         Learning styles and experiential learning




·         Book chapter’s proposals (300-500 words, due Nov 5) should be submitted before the deadline to [log in to unmask]

Please include:

o   Author(s) information (name, affiliation, contact details)

o   Provisional book chapter title

o   Either:

§  For conceptual/theory/review chapters (part 1 of the book): Summary of chapter including main idea, preliminary conclusions, other main points

§  For project description chapters (part 2 of the book): Project description (background, history, main idea, participants, covered subjects, etc.). Optional at this stage: initial list of challenges and best practices of running the project.

The chapter proposal doesn’t have to be very detailed. It just should give us an idea what the chapter will be about so we could assess its fit and suitability for the book.


Important dates:

·         Submission deadline for chapter proposals (provisional title and 300-500 words abstract): 21st October 2013

·         Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: November 8th 2013

·         Deadline for full chapter draft (5,000-10,000 words): 15th March 2014

·         20th March-20th April: chapter draft revisions based on the feedback from the editorial team, work with authors towards bringing their chapters up to the expectations

·         Final notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals, suggestions for further improvement: 20th April 2014

·         Deadline for submission of final chapters revised per feedback from the editorial team: 1st of June 2014


Accepted chapters will be compiled in a book, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Book Editors and contact details:

·         Dr. Vasyl Taras, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States ([log in to unmask])

·         Dr. Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia ([log in to unmask])



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