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.
|Title of host publication||Supply chain management : innovations for education|
|Editors||M.E. Johnson, D.F. Pyke|
|Place of Publication||Miami, FL.|
|Publisher||Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Name||POMS series in technology and operations management|