The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business
Edited by: Vas Taras & Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
Publication date: December 2014

The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning In International Business<> is a one-stop source for international managers, 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. The book is divided in two parts:

·      Part I: Theories and Concepts of Experiential Learning in IB/IM.
·      Part II: Examples of Experiential Learning Projects in IB/IM.

The first part is dedicated to chapters dealing with conceptual and theoretical approaches to enhancing teaching and learning of International Business (IB) and International Management (IM) by the means of experiential learning, and foundational aspects of pedagogy and experiential learning. The second part contains specific applications of experiential learning in IB and IM. Each chapter in this section describes in detail one experiential learning project (e.g., X-Culture, Global Enterprise Experience, Export Odyssey, any other experiential projects which are used in IB and IM teaching).

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction; Allan Bird
2. Conceptual and theoretical foundations: Experiential Learning in International Business and International Management fields; Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez & Vasyl Taras
3. Teaching International Business without Teaching International Business: A Reverse Learning Approach; Christian Zuber & Hans-Christian Pfohl
4. Students as global virtual team leaders: A model for inquiry-based experiential learning; Peter Zettinig, Audra I. Mockaitis & Lena Zander
5. Integrated experiential learning: Africa and United States case; Lucy Ojode
6. A model of the firm's sources of experiential knowledge in the internationalization process; Luis Dau
7. A Comprehensive Approach to Understand Learning Styles across Countries: A Comparison between the Japanese and Thai Employees of Japanese MNCs; Yoshitaka Yamazaki & Thitiwat Attrapreyangkul
8. Investing in human capital through training & development: an experiential learning framework; Adrienne Isakovic
9. X-Culture: Challenges and Best Practices of Large-Scale . Experiential Collaborative Projects; Vasyl Taras & Xavier Ordenana
10. A decade of Global Enterprise Experiences; Deb Gilbertson & Virginia Cathro
11. Designing Experiential into International Business Program; Allan Bird, Henry Lane, Nicholas Athanassiou
12. Combining cross-border online teams and field projects in developing entrepreneurial competencies; Tiit Elenurm
13. Alternative modes of teaching international business: Online experiential learning; Meena Chavan
14. Inter-generational and multi-cultural experiential learning in International Business Education; Alfredo Jiménez & Carmen Palmero
15. Action Learning for Business Students: The Role of Consulting Projects in the MBA Curriculum; James P. Johnson & Michael Brown
16. It takes a global village: a network approach to providing executive MBA students with a truly global experience; José R. de la Torre
17. The Role of Experiential Learning in Educating Responsible Citizens; Clara Lei Weng Si (Clara), Ching Chi (Cindia) Lam, Fernando Lourenço & Natalie Sappleton
18. Beauty or the beast? – Challenges to doing business in emerging markets; Aleksandra Wąsowska
19. Creative ways of engaging in the global community: Experiential learning approach; Irina Naoumova & Annette Rogers
20. Social enterprise work placements: Connecting competence to international management experience; Joshua Lange & Keith Douglass Warner
21. Global Knowledge to Local Practice: Experiential Service Learning Model in International Business and Social Entrepreneurship Education; Sunny Jeong
22. Transformative Experiences in Teaching International Business: A Study Using an Online Blended Learning System Across Geographies and Contexts; Suresh George, Basil Janavaras, and Todd H. Friends
23. Game On: Virtual Reality in International Business Education; Grishma Shah & John Cragin
24. Developing Cultural Intelligence Using Social Media; Olivia Hernández-Pozas
25. Who Are You Really? Exploring Cultural Identity from the Inside Out; Ruth C. May
26. Experiential Learning via the Design Thinking Technique; Maiia Deutschmann & Motitz Botts
27. Towards reflexivity in international business classrooms: Experiential activities involving critical reflection; Mark Tayar & Varina Paisley
28. Transformative Experiences in Teaching International Business: A Study Using an Online Blended Learning System Across Geographies and Contexts; Bülent Kılıç, Muhsine Itır Özgen, Esra Tuncer, Pınar Özbek & Rengin Işık
29. Enhancing educational quality through active learning in mega classes; Nikolaos Papazoglou
30. Balancing skill application and cultural context in international travel programs; Jennie L. Walker
31. Study tours and the enhancement of knowledge and competences on international business: Experiential learning facilitated by UNCTAD Virtual Institute; Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
32. Developing global mindsets via the China study program; Connie Zheng & Jane Menzies
33. Maximizing the Experiential Learning Benefits from Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs; Dante Di Gregorio
34. Living the Factory: Experiential learning for International Operations Managers training; Juan Esteban Escalante & Ricardo Uribe
35. The study abroad experience in enhancing cross cultural tolerance and communication; Jose F. Moreno, Luis E. Torres & Sara C. Jackson
36. A short term study abroad program: why and how; Gordana Pesakovic
37. Suggestions to develop an internship program in Indonesia; Liem Gai Sin
38. Connecting Students and Firms to Win in Emerging Markets: the Master in Relations with Eastern Countries; Ernesto Tavoletti
39. Analyzing an a-typical emerging market: Case study of a student project; Susan H. Godar
40. Improving IB learning through multidisciplinary simulations: lessons from a mock-up of EU-US trade; Gabriele Suder, Mark T. Nance & Abigail Hall
41. Using Complex Behavioral Simulations to Enrich Students' Learning Experiences on a Conventional MBA Program; Michael Ngoasong & Donal Antoine O'Neil
42. Course-Based Export/Import Projects: Working with Real Businesses in Order to Engage Students and Produce Graduates who can Identify and Capitalize on Export Opportunities; Mirosław Jarosiński & Nicholas Robinson
43. IMF, FOREX and International Business in Emerging Markets: Experiences and Recommendations; Satyendra Singh
44. The Cross Border Forum: Learning about International Business through Experience; Sara C. Jackson, Luis E. Torres & Jose F. Moreno
45. Top - Bottom Of The Pyramid Collaborative Engagement; Lucy Ojode
46. French connections: How to succeed undergrad experiential learning missions; Sergio Janczak & Krista Finstad-Milion
47. Creating Textbook 2.0 with a Student Wiki; Maiia Deutschmann & Motitz Botts
48. Let's go party! Marketing research methods course; Natalie S. Mikhaylov
49. A Suite of Student Research Assignments in International Management; Daniel S. Zisk & Marion M. Owyar-Hosseini
50. From a Theoretical Innovation Management Course to a Creative Business Plan; Maiia Deutschmann & Motitz Botts
51. International Business and Water Coloring Flowers. Unexpected Experience through Experiment; Håkan Pihl & Annika Fjelkner
52. More food for thought: Other experiential learning projects; Vas Taras

Further information available at:


Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (MBS, PhD)
Profesora Titular (Full Professor of Management)
Departamento de Organización y Gerencia
Universidad EAFIT
Teléfono: (57 4) 2619500 ext. 9431
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Medellín - Colombia

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