This paper presents a simulation designed to help students learn about the challenges and necessary skills for conducting business in cross-cultural settings. The exercise involves assigning participants to two fictitious cultural groups, each with its own norms and expectations. Participants interact with members of the other culture in accordance with the instructions provided in order to negotiate successfully. This experiential learning activity allows students to reflect on their cross-cultural skills in a simulated business setting. An assessment of the exercise conducted in classroom setting indicated evidence of its effectiveness.
Joarder, Arpita; Jamro, Konrad; and Ravi, Ram
"The Business Meeting: A Cross-cultural Experiential Learning Activity,"
Organization Management Journal: Vol. 16:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarship.shu.edu/omj/vol16/iss4/10