Teaching supply chain management through global projects with global project teams

L.R. Kopczak, J.C. Fransoo

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In this article, we describe the Global Project Coordination Course, a course in which project teams composed of three students from each of two overseas universities execute company-sponsored projects dealing with global supply chain management issues. The $75,000 to $100,00 contributed in total by the three to four sponsoring companies funds all course expenses. We assess the benefits and challenges of the use of cross-cultural project teams with diverse educational backgrounds. We conclude that the course provides a unique and effective vehicle for furthering students’ knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, improving understanding of "soft" issues, and training students to work in diverse, global, cross-cultural project teams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-104
Number of pages14
JournalProduction and Operations Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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