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ERIC Number: EJ1117082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Defining Conceptual Understanding for Teaching in International Business
Ashley, Sue; Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v27 n2-3 p106-123 2016
The aim of this exploratory study is to develop a definition of conceptual understanding for teaching in international business. In international business, professionals face complex problems like what to produce, where to manufacture, which markets to target, and when to expand abroad. A clear definition of conceptual understanding needed to solve such problems would provide design input for international business education. In three cycles, two independent expert panels with backgrounds in academic research, international business education, and international business practice identified and validated key components of conceptual understanding in international business. Key components are the global and local contexts, general and specific business practices, and theoretical business concepts and mechanisms. Other key characteristics include factual knowledge, explanation, and out-of-the-box thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Bulgaria; Ghana; Iraq; Kuwait; Morocco; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Romania; Somalia; Turkey; United States
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