Dear IB Colleagues:
If you're teaching International Business, Marketing, Cross-Cultural Management, or related courses and want to add an experiential component to your course, the X-Culture is accepting applications for its 2016-2 round (Aug-Oct 2016, Oct-Dec 2016).
X-Culture is a partnership of 400+ IB professors from around the world.
Over 4,000 MBA/EMBA/Undergraduate students from 100 universities in 40 on 6 continents participate in X-Culture every semester (about 30,000 have taken part in X-Culture so far).
The students are put in Global Virtual Teams of about 6 (each team member 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, and JCB).
Here is how it works: www.x-culture.org
Here is why you as a professor want to add it to your course: http://x-culture.org/for-instructors/
Here is what’s in it for businesses: http://x-culture.org/for-businesses/
Here is a recent TEDx Talk on of the studies we do based on X-Culture: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Crowdsourcing-for-business-educ
X-Culture is also an excellent research platform. We collect longitudinal multi-source multi-level multi-method 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: http://x-culture.org/for-researchers/
More about X-Culture:
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. We try limit it to 100 instructors/universities in a given semester. Instructors teaching outside the U.S. and research-active academics are especially encouraged to apply.
- MBA and other Master’s
- Non-student contestants
2016-2a: Approximate dates August 20-October 15, 2016
Application deadline: August 10, 2016
2016-2b: Approximate dates October 1-November 25, 2016
Application deadline: September 20, 2016
Questions, suggestions: Dr. Vas Taras, [log in to unmask], 336-854-4102