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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

Language:

English

Literature:

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

Hofstede, G.: What Did GLOBE Really Measure? Researchers’ Minds versus Respondents’ Minds. In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 37, 6, 2006, pp. 882-896.

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.

Javidan, M./House, R.J./Dorfman, P.W./Hanges, P.J./Sully de Luque, M.: Conceptualizing and Measuring Cultures and Their Consequences: A Comparative Review of GLOBE’s and Hofstede’s Approaches. In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 37, 6, 2006, pp. 897-914.

Lewis, R.D.: When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures. London 2006, pp. 3-15, 1 01-139 , 153-175.

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

Smith, P.B.: When Elephants Fight, the Grass Gets Trampled: The GLOBE and Hofstede Projects: Commentary. In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 37, 6, 2006, pp. 915-921.

Organization

Course Frequency

Summer term (SS)

Lecture Dates:

SS 2017: 25.04., 02.05., 09.05., 16.05., 30.05., 13.06., 20.06., 27.06. 11.07., 18.07. | 16:45 – 18:15, Room H 3
30.05. and 27.06. additional lecture, 18:30 – 20:00, Room H 3

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)

Exam Colloquium:

18.07.2017, 18:30 – 20:00, Room H 3

Exam Review:

October 26th, 2017; 10:00 – 13:00; room 5.216

Registration for exam review only via E-Mail to christina.kempf@fau.de

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:

21.07.2017, 17:00 – 18:00, Room H 5 and H 6

Course Frequency:

Summer term (SS)

Seminar Dates:

SS 2017:
23.05., 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225
24.05., 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.225
04.07., 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225
05.07., 16:45 – 20:00, Room 0.225

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)

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.

Christina Kempf, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 242
  • Email: christina.kempf@fau.de
  • Consultation hours:
    Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 and Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

    Responsibilities:
    • Managing Intercultural Relations
    • Intercultural Competence
    • Learning Agreements Bachelor Students
    • Coordinator: Bachelor of International Business Studies (IBS)