Our research projects are carried out in collaboration with national and international businesses, both in the EU region of Arnhem and Nijmegen and beyond. ISB has 125 partner universities in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America, enabling us to connect SMEs in the Arnhem region with the rest of the world.
Raising Global Citizens at Home is a research project funded by a Comenius Grant of The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO).
Internationalisation, diversity, and inclusiveness are important themes worldwide, but unknown makes unloved: we tend to exclude people through stereotyping and bias. Online learning has developed quickly during the COVID-19 crisis and allows us to integrate these themes into curricula without requiring students to travel. It also grants students with limited financial resources access to internationalisation programmes. However, online learning also leads to procrastination, motivational problems, and superficial knowledge. In collaboration with international partner universities, this project aims to design educational working methods for international virtual workgroup interactions, improving students’ collaborative and reflective skills in dealing with intercultural themes.
Please contact Ingrid.Bartels@han.nl if you have any question about the project global citizenship and International Business.
GOIN is an action-based research project funded by a Comenius Grant of The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO). It aims to improve the international curriculum of the International School of Business (ISB) HAN University of Applied Sciences by integrating students as a knowledge agent through a method called 2Ms method.
Students as Knowledge and Network Agents
GOIN proposes a curriculum design that allows the integration of a global perspective in the curriculum content by leveraging students’ knowledge and networks. Looking at the context of ISB, the student population consists of around 65 different nationalities. These students come from all over the world, not only from Europe but also from Asia, Latin America and Africa. They bring with them their knowledge and networks that offer rich materials for developing an international curriculum content that is characterised by a global perspective. They can be an agent of knowledge in the classroom.
At the heart of GOIN is the 2Ms method, which realises students’ potential to be knowledge agents in the classroom through mapping and matching stages. In the mapping stage, the needs for an international content in a particular module and students’ available expertise will be identified. Based on these inputs, in the matching stage, an appropriate teaching activity will then be selected in which students play a role as a knowledge agent. In this project, we are developing various tools for implementing the 2Ms method in the curriculum development of an international business school.
Peer feedback is a widely used instrument in education. We know it in the business world as a component of the developmental assessment procedures of employees. In international environments, we cannot underestimate the role of cultural aspects in a peer feedback process. It is important to gain knowledge of these aspects and insight into how they can be used to the best effect. We teach this to our students. That is part of their professional development. We can also support the business community in this.
In 2019 we won a Comenius Teaching Fellow grant. The grant enabled us to do research and develop innovative tools for education.
Are you interested in this research and the tools? Or are you curious about what the research can mean for your company? Then you can contact Jannemieke.Geessink@han.nl.
Crossing Borders without Crossing Borders with Akita International University in Japan
The theme is global citizenship in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative aims to allow students from the International School of Business in the Netherlands and Akita International University in Japan to work together through group work on local business issues from an international perspective. In addition, the project aims to directly develop the intercultural competencies which are relevant for working with diversity, which will benefit the students and the international organizations that employ them.
Crossing Borders without Crossing Borders is a research project funded by the Dutch Virtueel Internationale Samenwerkingsprojecten, Ministerie van Volksgezondheid en Sport (VIS).
Please contact Ingrid.Bartels@han.nl if you have any question about the project Crossing Borders without Crossing Borders with Akita International University.
Aims: Exploring opportunities in SSCF of coffee and proposing alternative collaborative strategies from the dual perspectives of a disruptive Coffee SMEs : „Peeze” (Arnhem).
Background: The SSCF of Coffee between Vietnam and the EU provide a study-worthy field. Vietnam is the second exporter of coffee internationally with twice the amount of exports as Columbia .
Method(s): A case study structure has been adopted for this research adopting advanced models in Data Driven SSCF
Parties involved: The project is led by Kennis DC Logistiek Gelderland (= Research group of Logistics) & Center for International Business Research (CIBR). Partners include: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA (Bogota, Colombia) and Windesheim UAS (Zwolle).
Expected Results and Outcomes:
- Publication of Interdisciplinary Cases studies for educational purposes adopting advancements in co-creative and transdisciplinary didactics.
- Serving the vision of Local Business support, Cross-Boarder Impact ,Global Citizenship while contributing to key areas such as Sustainable International Entrepreneurship embraced by the CIRB.
- Developig a framework for sustainable logistics / supply chain management in an integrated way
The participating SME:
- Access to decsion support information
- Multiparty SSCF collaborative strategies
- Publicity (cases)
Please contact Kia.Goolesorkhi@han.nl if you have any question about the case study in Sustainable Supply Chain Finance (SSCF) of Coffee.
Knowledge partners and networks
- Wisconsin University Whitewater - USA
- Deusto Business School - Spain
- Akita International University - Japan
- Christ University - India
- ESAN University - Peru
- Peeze koffie - Netherlands
Global Citizenship model International School of Business
Since December 2020, I have conducted a systematic literature review together with the support of Lysette Peerlings and Sadaf Rezwani from which I mapped out the preliminary fundamentals of Global Citizenship. After this, with support from Ron Tuninga, we further developed the model through field research: two focus group sessions with multinational companies, a focus group with teachers, and six separate interviews with CEOs and HRM managers of international companies further validated the model, from which it was adjusted as necessary. The development of the model sparks the beginning of a long line of publications and projects.
Dr. Ingrid Van Rompay-Bartels
Please contact Dr. Ingrid Van Rompay-Bartels if you have any question about the model Global Citizenship.