Innovations in international business teaching
Amandeep Dhir, University of Agder, Norway
Ronaldo C. Parente, Florida International University, USA
While the 20th century was characterized by lowering of barriers to trade, the 21st century is becoming more integrated by the day. Recent global events such as the COVID-19 Pandemic, technological disruptions, digitalization, and the war in Ukraine has made the global business environment to unfold in ever less predictable ways. High inflation and supply shortage are just some of the outcomes from these recent events with logistics and sourcing taking center stage and becoming major topics in business. At the same time, we are seeing development of new markets and new technologies that offer endless business opportunities in markets that did not exist before. As a result, researching and teaching international business has become more complex with higher levels of ambiguity presenting new challenges. So, how do we respond to such changes for our students to be best prepared to serve their future communities and organizations?
The field of international business has recognized the importance of learning, especially of experiential learning; and education has had a major influence in our research. We hope that this growth in learning can influence our teaching by better providing us with a better understanding and deeper insight of how we can foster good practices in our students. The Innovations in International Business Teaching Track offers an opportunity to present your ideas, approaches, and practices on how to prepare IB students for uncertainty, ambiguity, and rising complexity; as well as to prepare them to partake actively in this new world that is rapidly changing. We especially invite papers which understand the teaching and learning challenges being in need for a broader theoretical base, inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches to form transferable skills and mindsets in our students, which enable them to embrace changing environments as a platform to build their competencies and capacities for innovation in international business.
Experiential learning, online and hybrid teaching, case teaching, best teaching practices.