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2016-2 Winners

Competition Winners

The Winner Selection Process

A total of 4,271 MBA students, undergraduate business students, and non-student contestants from 127 universities in 39 countries on all 6 continents enrolled in the 2016-2 round of the X-Culture competition. Of those, 4,020 passed the Readiness Test and successfully completed the project, the vast majority competing in global virtual teams, about a hundred people competing in collocated teams, and a few dozen people competing individually.

A total of 784 reports were submitted in the 2016-2 round of the X-Culture competition.

The reports were sent out for evaluation to a large group of International Business experts, mainly International Business professors and coaches from around the world (141 people from 40 countries).  Each report was independently evaluated by 4 to 7 experts along multiple dimensions, such as report creativity, clarity, viability of the ideas, style, as well as evaluation of each report section. The experts also provided qualitative feedback.

Based on the expert evaluations, 13 best reports (complete list below) with nearly perfect scores were selected and sent for additional evaluation to the X-Culture International Award Committee comprised of 17 International Business experts representing 12 different countries. They re-read each finalist report one more time and provided their recommendations as to the winners.

Based on these 17 additional sets of evaluations, 3 reports were selected as the 1, 2, and 3 place winners, while the remaining 10 are honorable-mention finalists.

 

Members of all Finalist Teams will received Best Team certificates. All members of the finalist teams will also be invited to the upcoming 2017 X-Culture Symposium.

We are also working on interviewing the members of the finalist teams to produce an educational film based on their tips and insights into how to write a winning international business report.


THE WINNERS OF THE 2016-2 X-CULTURE COMPETITION

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1st Place: Team 530 (Undergraduate students, Late Track)

Client: Forcier

  • Cynthia Blinn, Texas State University , USA. Instructor: Min (Maggie) Wan
  • Fernando Garcia, University of Texas at Tyler, USA. Instructor: Miguel P. Caldas
  • Jorn Christiaan Baan Hofman, Hall-Larenstein University, Netherlands. Instructor: Joyce Polman
  • Oleksandra Kharchenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. Instructor: Natalia Kochkina

 

2nd Place: Team 417 (Master’s Students, Late Track)

Client: Sacona

  • Clara Villain, Adolfo Ibanez University, Chile. Instructor: Patricio Duran
  • Jered Gaspard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. Instructor: David Baker
  • Pauline Singh, Estice International Business School, France. Instructor: Elena Choquet
  • Suresh Banothu, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. Instructor: Ramya T. Venkateswaran

 

3rd Place: Team 69 (Mix undergraduate and Master’s, Early Track)

Client: Plastic Revolutions

  • Andres Felipe Garcia Diaz, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Instructor: Hugo Ernesto Diaz Sanchez
  • Jasmine Ortega , Washburn U. , USA. Instructor: Liviu Florea
  • Jenny Marcela Higuita Beltran, Konrad Lorenz University, Colombia. Instructor: Paula Andrea Claros Gregory
  • Juan Pablo Perez Calderon , EAFIT University, Colombia. Instructor: Daniela Acosta
  • Martijn van der Kamp, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Instructor: Robbert Maseland
  • Philipe Fiks Brukirer Fajer, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil. Instructor: Gilberto Sarfati

 

FINALISTS (sorted by the team number)

 

Team 47

Client: Voyager Study Abroad

  • Zakaria CHAHBAR, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Instructor: Florian Taeube
  • Denise Tomiello, University of Goettingen, Germany. Instructor: Fabian Froese-Almasa Sarabi
  • *Arthur Raffin, PSB Paris School of Business, France. Instructor: Octavio R. Escobar
  • *Charlotte Hamburg, University of Toronto, Canada. Instructor: Elham Marzi
  • *Dorian Johnson, UNCG, USA. Instructor: Vas Taras
  • *Yedong Xhang, University of San Francisco, USA. Instructor: Xiaohua Yang

 

Team 74

Client: Forcier

  • Emma Cohen, PSB Paris School of Business, France. Instructor: Octavio R. Escobar
  • Eugenia Potagas, Bryant U., USA. Instructor: Srdan Zdravkovic
  • Julian Holt, UNCG, USA. Instructor: Vas Taras
  • Tiffany Chu, University of Toronto, Canada. Instructor: Elham Marzi

 

Team 88

Client: Forcier

  • Daria Revyakina, University of Toronto, Canada. Instructor: Elham Marzi
  • Destinee McCrea, UNCG, USA. Instructor: Karen Lynden
  • Geoffrey Ohayon, PSB Paris School of Business, France. Instructor: Octavio R. Escobar
  • Lisa Wiles, UNCG, USA. Instructor: Vas Taras
  • Safiyah Hilal Saif Alhosni, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Instructor: James Rajasekar

 

Team 157

Client: Forcier

  • Diana Carolina Galindo Perez, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Instructor: Hugo Ernesto Diaz Sanchez
  • Juan David Arevalo Vasquez, Santo Tomas University, Colombia. Instructor: Jamer Rusinque
  • Rivaldo Machado Borges Neto, Fundação Getúlio Vargas-Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Brazil. Instructor: Leticia Menegon
  • Tyshaun Garrett, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA. Instructor: Luis E. Torres
  • West Bielstein, Belmont University, USA. Instructor: Alex Assouad

 

 

Team 406

Client: Runjhun Jewellery

  • Alanna Williams, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. Instructor: David Baker
  • Daniela Lui, Adolfo Ibanez University, Chile. Instructor: Patricio Duran
  • Pothipogu Rajender, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. Instructor: Ramya T. Venkateswaran
  • Stella Di Camillo, PSB Paris School of Business, France. Instructor: Christophe Schalck

 

Team 427

Client: Voyager Study Abroad

  • Aanchal Chhabra, IMT, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad , India. Instructor: Soma Arora
  • Adrienne Wright, Florida Southern College, USA. Instructor: Gary Oliphant
  • Aubeline Vaucher, Estice International Business School, France. Instructor: Elena Choquet
  • Marloes Robben, Adolfo Ibanez University, Chile. Instructor: Patricio Duran

 

Team 431

Client: Polaris Industries

  • Abhishek Chandra, IMT, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad , India. Instructor: Soma Arora
  • Ben Coppolo, Florida Southern College, USA. Instructor: Gary Oliphant
  • Camille Champenois, Estice International Business School, France. Instructor: Elena Choquet
  • Ekaterina Kiryanova, Adolfo Ibanez University, Chile. Instructor: Patricio Duran

 

Team 517

Client: Forcier

  • Marshall Lamm, Texas State University , USA. Instructor: Min (Maggie) Wan
  • Prince Menckeberg, Rollins College, USA. Instructor: Michele Boulanger
  • Priscila Leal Cruz, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. Instructor: Humberto Garcia Arras
  • Nina Evrard, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Instructor: Florian Taeube
  • Stephen Sackey, Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology, Ghana. Instructor: Samuel Yaw Akomea

 

Team 580

Client: Plastic Revolutions

  • Steven Giron, Texas State University , USA. Instructor: Min (Maggie) Wan
  • Gabriel Nyantakyi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology, Ghana. Instructor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
  • Hongyi Tan, University of Toronto, Canada. Instructor: Elham Marzi
  • Kassy Bell, Northeastern State University, USA. Instructor: Dilene Crockett
  • Zhen Qiang Rayson Pay, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Instructor: Florian Taeube

 

Team 605

Client Polaris Industries

  • Tristan Weeks, University of Alabama, USA. Instructor: Diana P. Gomez
  • Bahumayd, Noor Nabil, Dar Al-Hekma University, Saudi Arabia. Instructor: Nora Al-Jundi
  • Rafnas P, AKI’s Poona Institute of Management Sciences & Entrepreneurship, India. Instructor: Akhtar Ali Sayyed
  • Tianchu Ye, Franklin & Marshall College, USA. Instructor: Eric Ford Travis
  • Enguerrand Gouzin Ozenne de Boismorel, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Instructor: Florian Taeube