Title

A global classroom evaluating the effectiveness of global virtual collaboration as a teaching tool in management education

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Academy of Management Learning and Education

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Abstract

We evaluate the effectiveness of global virtual student collaboration projects in international management education. Over 6,000 students from nearly 80 universities in 43 countries worked in global virtual teams for 2 months as part of their international management courses. Multisource longitudinal data were collected, including student and instructor feedback, course evaluations, assessment of changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors following the experiential project, and various indicators of individual and team performance. Drawing on experiential learning, social learning, and intergroup contact theories, the effectiveness of the experiential global virtual teambased approach in international management education was evaluated at the levels of reactions, learning, attitudes, behaviors, and performance. The findings show positive outcomes at each level, but also reveal challenges and limitations of using global virtual team projects for learning and education. Implications for international management education and suggestions for future research are discussed. © Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2013.

ISSN

1537-260X

Publisher

George Washington University

Volume

12

Issue

3

First Page

414

Last Page

435

Disciplines

Business | Education

Scopus ID

84890036589

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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