Dear IB/IM Teachers: If you're teaching International Business/Marketing/Management, or related courses and want to add an experiential component to your course, the X-Culture is accepting applications for 2015-2 semester (August-October and October-November tracks). X-Culture is a partnership of IB professors from around the world. Over 3,500 MBA/EMBA/Undergraduate students from 100 universities in 40 on 6 continents participate in X-Culture in a given semester (over 20,000 took part in X-Culture so far). The students are put in Global Virtual Teams of about 7 (each from a different country) and the teams work for a semester on real-life IB challenges presented by real-life companies, thereby experiencing first-hand the challenges and learning best practices of international teamwork, as well as gaining valuable international business consulting experience. The best students are then invited to X-Culture Symposium (last few hosted by Mercedes-Benz, Home Depot, Louis Vuitton). *Here is how it works*: www.x-culture.org *Here is why you as a professor want to add it to your course*: www.x-culture.org/for_instructors.html X-Culture is also an excellent research platform. We collect longitudinal multi-source multi-level data on GVTs (over 2,000 variables total), so if you’re interested in research on groups, we have the biggest and deepest dataset in the world. *More about X-Culture: * BizEd: http://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/406930/34 AIB Insights: http://tinyurl.com/kwumxzc But does it work? Evidence in AMLE: http://amle.aom.org/content/12/3/414.short The application process is competitive. Over 100 instructors/universities have already applied for the next semester, but we can still accepted a dozen or so applications. Instructors teaching outside the U.S. (over-representation) and research-active academics are especially encouraged to apply. *Divisions:* - Undergraduate - MBA and other Master’s - EMBA *Early track* tentative dates: Aug 20 - Oct 15, 2015 Application deadline: Aug 10, 2015 *Late track *tentative dates: Oct 1 - Nov 25 Application deadline: Sep 20, 2015 *APPLY HERE*: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a4CxtDdoWK5DvaQ Dr. Vas Taras Dean and Tracy Priddy Dean’s Notable Scholar X-Culture Project Director Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management Department of Management Bryan School of Business and Economics University of North Carolina at Greensboro 349 Bryan POB 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402-6165 336-256-8611 [log in to unmask] www.X-Culture.org <http://www.x-culture.org/> https://www.facebook.com/XCultureProject ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.