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Special Issue on innovative practices for undergraduate business education abroad

Special issue call for papers from Journal of International Education in Business

Deadline: 24 May 2013, for publication in November 2013

The Special Issue

Business education in the 21st century is necessarily an exercise in globalization – where cultural knowledge, proficiency to communicate, and business acumen intersect. AACSB agrees, where one content Standard (15) goes so far as to say that ‘‘ . . . Present day curricula will prepare graduates to operate in a business environment that is global in scope. Graduates should be prepared to interact with persons from other cultures and to manage in circumstances where business practices and social conventions are different from the graduate’s native country.’’ There is no better way to develop these sets of competencies during an undergraduate business education than by immersing oneself in another culture to study business. All globally competitive business schools have entered the market of study abroad programs to support this trend of further internationalizing the education of their students beyond the campuses on which they traditionally study. This movement in the last several decades creates incredible opportunities and some common challenges from which there may emerge innovative practices in the field.

As such, this is an open call for international papers that address these innovative practices in a forthcoming special edition of the Journal of International Education in Business. As a starting point, the papers may choose to examine the theme by considering one, or more, of the following broad topics:

. Integration of business/industry movements toward globalization
. Assessment and evaluation of student learning while abroad
. Research on learning outcomes (short-term versus long-term) for programs or courses abroad
. Student identity and developmental outcomes related to participation in international programs
. Challenges and benefits of joint dual degree programs
Cultural immersion at host institutions
. Interactions with local companies or MNCs during short-term programs
. Corporate or employer perspectives on study abroad experiences
. Risk and crisis management issues
. Generational differences: Generations X, Y, Z go abroad
. Preparing graduates to lead and manage across difference (cultural, spiritual, racial, etc.)
. Business faculty insights on program design
. Creative approaches to working with study abroad providers.

Author guidelines can be found at:

If you have not yet registered on ScholarOne Manuscripts, please follow the instructions below:
. Please log on to:
. Click on Create Account
. Follow the on-screen instructions, filling in the requested details before proceeding
. Your username will be your e-mail address and you have to input a password of at least eight characters in length and containing two or more numbers
. Click Finish and your account has been created.

Submitting your article to the Special Issue on ScholarOne Manuscripts:
. Click on the Author Centre button
. Click on the submit a manuscript link which will take you through to the Manuscript Submission page
. Complete all fields and browse to upload your article
. At stage 4 of submission, you will be asked to select an issue from a drop-down box
. When all required sections are completed, preview your .pdf proof
. Submit your manuscript.

Your paper will then be double-blind peer-reviewed and comments will be sent back to you. In order to meet the publishing deadline in Fall 2013, please be prompt in replying to any requests during this process.

The Guest Editors

Dr Chris Wilcox Elliott is an Assistant Dean for Student Life & Global Programs at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He teaches a course on Business & Culture in the United States, and his main research interests are in college student identity development, international programs, and intercultural competence.

Tammy Orahood is the Director of International Programs and Global Initiatives for the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis, where she is responsible for international program development and strategic global initiatives at the undergraduate level, as well as study abroad advising.

Enquiries about suitability of papers can be addressed to the Guest Editors:

Chris Wilcox Elliott
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1.434.924.3865

Tammy Orahood
Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis
E-mail: [email protected]