Our Purpose: Promoting Excellence in International Business Education

Teaching & Education is a newly formed Shared Interest Group within the Academy of International Business, focusing on promoting excellence in teaching international business. Its main objectives are facilitating the development and sharing of best teaching practices, providing a forum for teaching-related networking, the exchange of ideas and mentorship, and promoting research on teaching and education among AIB members.

Continuing the initiative that began at the 2018 AIB Annual Meeting at Minneapolis, T&E will be organizing activities, such as Teaching Cafés and international joint-teaching projects at future AIB Annual Meetings, as well as at the meetings of AIB regional chapters.

How to Get Involved

The Teaching & Education SIG is offering a number of special Teaching Cafés at the 2019 AIB Annual Meeting in Copenhagen—each is geared toward a unique pedagogical challenge. These sessions are free to all AIB members in attendance!

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology Demonstration

This Teaching Café will demonstrate how assignments that have an IB focus can be complemented by the incorporation of the VR/AR technology, supported by database building, 360° camera and 3-D prototype printing. The different presentations and uses for the technology as part of IB curriculum will be discussed and assignments completed in undergraduate and graduate programs will be showcased. This session will be facilitated by Jacqueline Musabende, and Frank F. Cotae, of Mount Royal University, Canada.

Oikos Copenhagen: The Curricular Transformation Project

Oikos is an international student-driven organization for sustainability in economics and management. The programs of Oikos promote integration of environmental and social perspectives in the IB curriculum. One of the main projects of Oikos to be showcased in this Teaching Café is the Curricular Transformation Project. It aims at integrating the present and the future of sustainability into business study programs. This session will be facilitated by Lucy Vaas of Oikos Copenhagen.

Case Teaching in Emerging Markets: Unique Features of Firms and Context

This Teaching Café will explore challenges facing scholars working with cases from emerging economies. The discussion will explore the unique features of emerging economies’ companies:  business groups, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and family owned firms, among others.  It will also focus on the features of the emerging market environments, such as corruption, non-market company strategies, institutional voids, labor issues, differences between emerging middle class and bottom of the pyramid consumers. Experience will be shared on how to select source materials, how to approach relevant parties in case writing, and how to address sensitive issues in class discussion.

Case Writing & Publishing

This Teaching Café will serve as a forum for AIB members interested in writing and publishing IB cases. It is intended to foster a community of AIB members who share an interest in case writing, as well as providing an avenue for idea exchange, peer-to-peer mentoring, and collaboration.


For more information on upcoming Teaching & Education SIG activities, please contact Dr. Daria Panina at DPanina@mays.tamu.edu.