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

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*:

*Here is why you as a professor want to add it to your course*:

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: *


AIB Insights:

But does it work? Evidence in AMLE:

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.


- Undergraduate

- MBA and other Master’s


*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


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


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