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ERIC Number: EJ1096951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Managing International Consulting Projects and International Business Courses Using Virtual Teams
Prachyl, Cheryl; Quintanilla, Hector; GutiƩrrez, Luis Antonio
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v5 May 2011
The Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Texas Wesleyan University used technology based courses to enhance internationalization of their curricula. These courses required students to use computer technology as the distance communication medium and to complete an applied international consulting project as part of each course. Students used computer technology to conduct chat sessions, threaded discussions, and video conferencing sessions. Cross-campus teams of students shared information and research regarding logistics, marketing, pricing, and legal issues to formulate a business plan for a U.S. or Mexican sponsor company interested in import/export activities. Students from each campus also participated in exchange visits to the U.S. and Mexico to observe foreign business practices firsthand and to increase their cultural awareness. At the completion of the course, students were required to present the project results to the sponsor company's owner or representative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A