Dear Colleagues:

The AOM IM Division Teaching Committee is organizing a series of webinars this Spring.  No advanced registration is necessary.  Just simply join via the zoom links.  A link to the next webinar is provided below.  Links for future webinars will be advertised closer to the time of the events.  The next webinar is on the timely topic of “Strategies for Teaching Digital Strategy in International Business”. -- Carl Fey, Chair, AOM IM Division Teaching Committee, [log in to unmask]


Webinar: Strategies for Teaching Digital Strategy in International Business

Friday, March 25, 2022, Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time,

17:00-18:15 Central European Time

Vinod Jain and Sali Li, University of South Carolina

Businesses today are increasingly digital and an important and a growing part of the global economy. The economics and strategy of digital businesses are quite different from those of businesses selling physical goods and services. With the incessant growth of digitalization, it has become imperative to incorporate digital strategy in IB and related courses.

This webinar offers a primer on digital strategy as well as some resources for incorporating digital strategy within existing IB courses. It will present the basic rules underpinning digital business (such as network effects and zero marginal cost) and the tools of digital strategy, especially for international businesses. There will be opportunities for participants to ask questions and share their own experiences in teaching digital strategy and related topics.


A Primer on Digital Strategy (Vinod Jain: 30 minutes)

Case Studies of Digital Businesses (Vinod Jain and Sali Li: 15 minutes each)

Q&A (15 minutes)

Zoom Link for the Webinar

The webinar will take place via zoom at:

Meeting ID: 635 8991 2475

+496938079884,,63589912475# Germany

Speaker Bios

Vinod Jain is an expert in global and digital strategy, award-winning professor, Fulbright Scholar, and author of an MBA textbook on Global Strategy. His next strategy book, Global Meets Digital: Global Strategy for Digital Businesses; Digital Strategy for Global Businesses is to be published by Taylor & Francis this summer. Vinod received his Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management and International Business from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland in 1994 and later taught there from 2005 to 2012. At Maryland, he was also the Founding Director of the federally funded Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Vinod has also been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick, and Nottingham University Business School, China. In the past, he worked as a middle- and senior-level executive with American and British multinationals. For more information, please visit:

Sali Li is Professor of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. His research has focused on the internationalization of digital platforms. His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, and awarded the Rugman Prize by the Academy of International Business and Lazardis Award for the Journal of Business Venturing's Best Paper of the Year. In addition, he has developed several cases about global digital strategy, one of which he will present at the webinar.

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Webinar: The Future of Case Teaching in an Online and Hybrid World

Andreas Schotter, Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada

April 20, 2022, 9:00-10:30 AM US Eastern Time, 15:00-16:30 Central European Time, 22:00-23:30 Beijing Time 

Case teaching online is less effective than on campus delivery, but can be equal to on campus delivery when combined with asynchronous activities. Now, two years into the biggest shift in teaching for most of us, it is time to consolidate best practices and to provide an opportunity for picking up additional skills for a future that will certainly not be like the past. From our work with hundreds of faculty around the world it is clear that case teaching has changed permanently with COVID-19. After this session you will be able to better adapt to online case teaching and to redesigning or designing from scratch entire courses for online case delivery. We will also discuss how to best blend asynchronous and synchronous learning.  Case examples for the webinar will come from International Business, but the learnings about case teaching are relevant for many disciplines, and as such the seminar should be of interest to people from diverse areas. For additional information please contact Andreas Schotter at [log in to unmask].

Speaker Bio

A dual Canadian and German citizen, Dr. Andreas Schotter is an Associate Professor of International Business and General Management and the CEMS Academic Director at the Ivey Business School. He holds the F.W.P. Jones Faculty Fellowship. He is also a John H. Dunning Fellow at Henley Business School at the University of Reading in the UK. Before joining the faculty at Ivey, Andreas served on the faculty of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. The Wall Street Journal has named him twice Distinguished Professor of the Year. Andreas' research appears in top management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, and others. He has authored numerous books and book chapters and more than 20 cases, several of them bestsellers. In addition to his scholarly work, Andreas works closely with multinational corporations and not-for-profit organizations from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on their global strategies and business model transformations.

Teaching Culture General versus Culture Specific

Iris Berdrow, Bentley University and TBD,

April-May exact date TBD

Culture is a word that everyone has heard, probably used, and understands in some way.  The concept has been widely researched in many contexts, for many purposes.  We all have some sense of our "cultural heritage" and that other cultures are different.  There is a difference between understanding culture as a social construct and understanding the culture of a specific group of people.  These considerations are referred to as culture general and culture specific. This webinar will explain each, and provide a brief outline of the teaching tools for each.  The zoom link will be announced later.  For more information contact: Berdrow, Iris at: [log in to unmask].

Speaker Bio

Iris Berdrow is a tenured Professor of management and Director of the MBA program at Bentley University (Waltham, MA, USA), has taught at Harvard University Summer School (Cambridge, MA, USA), as well as internationally in Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Morocco. She holds an MBA and Ph.D. with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and International Management from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Her research interests are in intercultural effectiveness, globally oriented pedagogy, effective assessment, employee competencies and competency based education. Iris is published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning and the Journal of World Business, among others. She is coauthor of Bases of Competence: Skills for Lifelong Learning and Employability (Evers, Rush & Berdrow, 1998). Dr. Berdrow has also served as Assurance of Learning Director and Chair of Faculty Senate at Bentley University, and currently serves as President of ION, International Organization Network. For additional information please contact Iris Berdrow at: [log in to unmask]


Dr. Carl F. Fey

Professor of International Business

International Business Unit

Aalto University School of Business

Helsinki, Finland

Tel. +358-50-408-1070

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skype: carlfey

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