Global Virtual Teams Course at Arnhem Business School

  • Florentin Popescu
  • Robert WarmenhovenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 973)


Based on previous research at Arnhem Business School (ABS), the Netherlands regarding Global Virtual Teams (GVT), students consider virtual teams as an added value to the existing modules and extracurricular activities offered by the school [1]. This paper assesses the influence of Global Virtual Teams in Business Education at ABS regarding the development and design of new curriculum modules based on the experiential learning. It seeks to determine the significant challenges GVT confront and existing frames for the success of GVT at ABS and confirm the usefulness of Global Virtual Teams as teaching approaches by improving the understanding of the learning opportunities by utilizing experiential learning. We look at the skills and competences that students need to gain from participating in GVT Module to be able benefit of prospective job opportunities provided by companies.


Global Virtual Teams Course X-Culture Higher education Virtual communication introduction 


  1. 1.
    Popescu, F., Warmenhoven, R.: Use of technology and virtual communication via global virtual teams at arnhem business school. In: Kantola, J., Nazir, S., Barath, T. (Eds.) Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Society. AHFE 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 783. Springer, Cham (2019)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    ACS: Mind the skills gap: The skills we need for sustainable communities. Academy for Sustainable Communities. (2015)
  3. 3.
    Barber, M., Donnelly, K., Rizvi, S.: An Avalanche is Coming: Higher Education and the Revolution Ahead. Institute of Public Policy Research, London (2013)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    BITC: Leadership skills for a sustainable economy. Business in the Community/EDF Energy. pp. 1–24 (2010)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    British Council: The Global Skills Gap: Preparing young people for the new global economy. (2011)
  6. 6.
    IBM: People and Skills for a Sustainable Future: Report based on proceedings at IBM Summit at Start. The Bathwick Group (2010)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    IPPR: The Futures Green: Jobs and the UK low carbon transition. Institute of Public Policy Research. (2009)
  8. 8.
    Ipsos-Mori: Skills for a Sustainable Economy: The Business Perspective. Ipsos-MORI Reputation Centre. (2013)
  9. 9.
    SKY: The Sustainable Generation: The SKY Future Leaders Study. Isleworth, Middlesex (2011)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Warmenhoven, R., Popescu, F.: GVT challenges at arnhem business school. In: The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences EpSBS, ISSN: 2357-1330 (2018)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Sijben, G., Stoelinga, B., Molenaar, A., Ubachs, M.: Framework International Business. (2018)
  12. 12.
    Sent, E.M., et al.: Wendbaar in een Duurzame Economie. Vereniging Hogescholen, Den Haag (2015)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Kan, A.R., et al.: Adviesrapport: Flexibel Hoger Onderwijs Voor Volwassenen (2014)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Knottnerus, J.A., et al.: Naar Een Lerende Economie. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam (2013)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Gullik van, P., Sijben, G., Stoelinga, B.: Outcomes Validation Research (2015)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    The British Council, “Culture at Work: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace.”. (2013)
  17. 17.
    Trilling, B., Fadel, C.: 21st Century skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. Wiley, San Francisco (2009)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Voogt, J., Pareja, N.: 21st Century skills: Discussienota. Universiteit van Twente, Twente (2010)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Goldsworthy, A.: Developing Generic Skills: Examples of Best Practice. (2003)
  20. 20.
    Andrews, J., Higson, H.: Graduate employability, ‘Soft Skills’ Versus ‘Hard’ business knowledge: a european study. High. Educ. Eur. 33(8). Routlegde, UK (2008)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Lecture Plan ME495r, Holt Zaugg, (2010)Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Van Vijfeijken, M., Van Der, N., Uerz, D., Kral, M.: iXperium/Centre of Expertise Leren met ICT, Faculteit Educatie HAN Samen leren innoveren met ICT, Tijdschrift voor Lerarenopleiders 36(4) (2015) Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HAN University of Applied SciencesArnhemThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations