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Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III)

Overview

Module Description:

MIBS-3470

Contents:

1. Relevance of Intercultural Management

2. Intercultural Management Research: Scope and Results

3. Manifestations and Functions of Culture

4. Concepts of Culture

5. Intercultural Communication and Negotiations

6. Culture and Management: Organization, Motivation and Leadership in Different Cultures

7. Intercultural Competence

8. Intercultural Training

9. Conclusions

Intercultural differences have a great influence on management decisions and outcomes. For managers, intercultural competence is one of the most important requirements for working successfully in a global environment.

The course is aimed to understand the key concepts of intercultural management and to apply these concepts through a variety of practical examples and exercises. The regional emphasis is on Europe, Asia and the US.

Attendance: 45 h
Self-study: 105 h
All relevant documents are available on StudOn “
Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III) – WS 2017/18″.

 

Language:

English

Literature:

Hofstede, G.: Culture’s Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations Across Nations. 2nd ed., Thousand Oaks et al. 2001, pp. 1-77, 373-391.

Holtbrügge, D.: Intercultural Training. Nürnberg 2018.

Holtbrügge, D., Engelhard, F. & Kempf, C.: Intercultural Competence. Nürnberg 2018.

Holtbrügge, D. & Kittler, M.: Understanding Misunderstanding in Intra- and Intercultural Communication. Findings of a Sino-German Experiment. In: Oesterle, M.-J. (ed.): Internationales Management im Umbruch. Globalisierungsbedingte Einwirkungen auf Theorie und Praxis Internationaler Unternehmensführung. Wiesbaden 2007, pp. 341-370.

Lewis, R.D.: When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures. London 2006, pp. 3-15, 101-139, 153-175.

Schneider, S.C. & Barsoux, J.-L.: Managing Across Cultures, 2nd ed., Harlow et al. 2003, pp. 3-117.

 

Organization

Course Frequency

Summer term (SS)

Lecture Dates:

SS 2018: 10.04., 17.04., 24.04., 15.05., 29.05., 05.06., 12.06., 19.06., 03.07.
16:45 – 18:15, Room H 3

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)

Exam Colloquium:

24.01.2019, 11:30 – 13:00, room 5.152

Please hand in your questions via E-Mail to theresa.bernhard@fau.de .

Exam Review:

30.10.2018, 09:30 – 13:00, room 5.212

Mandatory Registration for a 30 minutes time slot via StudOn

Assessment:

Lecture:
Written exam, 60 min (60% open questions; 40% multiple choice questions)

Examination Number:

Master:
34702 Managing Intercultural Relations (lecture/exam: 4 ECTS)

Exam Date:

31.01.2019, 11:30 – 12:30, room 5.152

Course Frequency:

Summer term (SS)

Seminar Dates:

SS 2018: 
07.05.2018, 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225 – Group 1
25.06.2018, 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225 – Group 1
08.05.2018, 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225 – Group 2
26.06.2018, 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225 – Group 2

Admission Regulations

Registration for the Seminar via StudOn.
Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)

Assessment:

Seminar:
Presentation and class participation (Summer term)
Seminar paper (Winter term):

Scope: max. 15 pages + 5 PPTs; Interested students may request further information and are required to register by email to theresa.bernhard@fau.de until October 29, 2018.

Examination Number:

Master:
34703 Managing Intercultural Relations (seminar: 1 ECTS)

Contact

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

  • Job title: Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 452
  • Email: wiwi-im@fau.de
  • Consultation hours:
    Please make an appointment with the secretariat.

Responsible assistant

Theresa Bernhard, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 472
  • Email: theresa.bernhard@fau.de
  • Consultation hours:
    by appointment

    Responsibilities:
    • Personalmanagement
    • Bachelor & Master Thesis Assignment
    • Managing Intercultural Relations, IM III