International group heterogeneity and students’ business project achievement

Ning Ding, Roel J. Bosker, Xiaoyan Xu, Lucie Rugers, Petra van Heugten

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Abstract

In business higher education, group project work plays an essential role. The purpose of the present study is to explore the relationship between the group heterogeneity of students’ business project groups and their academic achievements at both group and individual levels. The sample consists of 536 freshmen from an International Business School in a Dutch University. The research has revealed that students’ academic performances are positively correlated with their achievement in group projects at both individual and group levels. However, the group ethnic heterogeneity is negatively related with students’ project scores. The findings may enable education practitioners to gain more insights into students’ project work and manage students’ group work more effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-215
JournalJournal of teaching in international business
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • international business
  • higher education
  • international business studies

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International group heterogeneity and students’ business project achievement. / Ding, Ning; Bosker, Roel J.; Xu, Xiaoyan; Rugers, Lucie; van Heugten, Petra.

In: Journal of teaching in international business, Vol. 26, No. 3, 14.12.2015, p. 197-215.

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