Best practices for teaching global leadership

Rikke Kristine Nielsen, Joyce Osland, Nancy Adler, Paula Caligiuri, William A. Lovely, III, Lily Ming, Sebastian Reiche, Martha Maznevski, Marie-Thérèse Claes, Danielle Lyndgaard, Elmer Mortensen

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The shortage of global leaders has been well-documented from the mid-1990s to the present; in recent years the scarcity has caused companies to cut back on strategic initiatives. Neither business schools nor firms are doing an adequate job of preparing global leaders. Universities face several barriers to developing effective courses in this field: a) a limited cadre of experienced global leadership professors; b) few global leadership textbooks; c) lack of training programs for professors newly tasked with teaching global leadership; and d) absence of a virtual community of practice to seek and share teaching knowledge.
To share valuable teaching knowledge, we recruited highly experienced professors and global leadership practitioners to share their best practices in small break-out groups, covering various pedagogical methods described in written handouts. The four goals of these group discussions are to: 1) provide attendees with an up-to-date conceptual overview of the global leadership development literature; 2) allow attendees to learn about best practices developed by expert teachers and trainers; 3) enable attendees to share their own teaching ideas and ideas for applying the best practices in their own settings; and 4) develop an online global leadership teaching network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (ISSN: 2078-4430 cd-rom, 2078-0435 online) is published annually by the AIB Executive Secretariat in East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAcademy of International Business Annual Meeting 2019, Copenhagen - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
Conference number: 2019


ConferenceAcademy of International Business Annual Meeting 2019, Copenhagen
LocationCopenhagen Business School
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  • Global ledelse
  • Global lederudvikling
  • Global leadership
  • Global leadership development
  • Global leadership education

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