Culture and Diversity (ILV)



 Eithne Knappitsch

VertiefungIntercultural Management
Studiengangssemester 5. Semester
Semesterwochenstunden / SWS2,0
ECTS Credits3,0
Unterrichtssprache Englisch

On successful completion of the course, students:
demonstrate theoretical understanding of diversity management
understand the importance of managing different dimensions of diversity (age, disability gender, ethnicity, religion etc.) at work
understand and can evaluate the business, policy and social aspects of workplace diversity
gain knowledge of models and examples of diversity management
can apply their own practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of diversity management to specific case studies and problem scenarios related to culture and diversity
identify, develop and critically assess appropriate management interventions for specific case studies and problem scenarios related to diversity

Theories and concepts: positioning culture and diversity
Workplace diversity: drivers and motivators
Workplace frameworks for diversity: Legal, business and social.
Diversity Management as a component of organizational change
Challenges and opportunities presented by diversity management
Diversity management in practice

Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R. N. & Mendonça, M., (2014). Organizations and management in cross-cultural context. London. Sage Publications.

Browaeys, M.-J. & Price, R. (2011). Understanding cross-cultural management (2nd ed.). Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Gardenswartz, L. & Rowe, A. (2010): Managing diversity: A complete desk reference and planning guide (3rd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Society For Human Resource Management.

Gatrell, C. & Swan, E. (2008). Gender and diversity management: A concise introduction. London: Sage.

House, R. J., Hanges, P. J., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. & Gupta, V. (2004). Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Klarsfeld, A., Booysen, L. A. E., Ng, E., Roper, I. & Tatli, A. (2014). International handbook of diversity management at work: Country perspectives on diversity and equal treatment (2nd ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Konrad, A., Prasad P., & Pringle, J. (eds). (2006). Handbook of workplace diversity. London: Sage.

Steers, R.M., Schanzez-Runde, C.J. & Nardon, L. (2010). Management across cultures - challenges and strategies. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Thomas, D.C. & Peterson, M. F. (2014) Cross-cultural management: essential concepts. Thousand Oaks, California. Sage Publications
Varner, I. & Beamer, L. (2010). Intercultural Communication in the
Global Workplace. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

A mixed method of instruction will be used for this course, including
lectures, discussion, case studies, role play, presentations and self-study and group work.

Presentation 40%
Written assignment 40%
Session preparation and participation 20%