Innovations in Teaching (and Learning) International Business

Peter Zettinig and Tamar Almor (Chairs)

The global business environment is unfolding in ever less predictable ways. While the 20th century was characterized by lowering of barriers to trade, the 21st century is becoming more integrated by the day. Not only have logistics and sourcing become major topics in business, we see a tremendous development of new markets and new technologies that offer endless business opportunities in markets that did not exist before. Moreover, international business is not only about MNEs anymore, but also about startups, born globals, international new ventures and so forth.  Thus, not only is the level of uncertainty rising through socio-political and technological changes, but also the nature of uncertainty, and the subsequent ambiguity is presenting new challenges for international business. How do we respond to such changes in order for our graduates to be best prepared to serve their future communities and organizations?

The innovation in teaching and learning IB track offers an opportunity to present your ideas, approaches and practices on how to prepare IB students for uncertainty, ambiguity and raising complexity as well as to prepare them to partake actively in this globalizing business environment. We especially invite papers which understand the teaching and learning challenge 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.