Culture, Society and Globalization (ILV)

Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.20.141
Course codeCu,So&Glob
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of the course, students:

  • demonstrate clear understanding of the key concepts and theories relating to culture, society and globalization
  • have developed an understanding of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological and environmental processes and their historical and contemporary connections at a global, regional and local level
  • have explored, discussed, developed and shared views supporting and opposing globalization
  • have examined how globalization processes interact with and impact culture and society
  • understand the impact social media has on organisations and societies

  • Basic concepts of culture, society and globalization
  • Critical analysis of the transfer of economic, political, social, technological and ecological dimensions across the globe
  • The changing dynamics of culture, society and globalization
  • The role imagination plays in our construction of the world of today and tomorrow.
  • The challenges and opportunities presented by globalization
  • Communication, social networks and the compression of both space and time
  • Production processes and global economic integration
  • Globalization and economic processes (trade, markets, capitalism and finance)
  • Globalization and political processes (state, nation and empire)
  • Global governance structures - the organizations and mechanisms managing globalization.
  • Uneven globalization and inequality
  • Global migration and immigration

Appadurai, A. (1996): Modernity at large: Cultural dimensions of globalization. Minnesota: Minnesota University Press.
Aycan, Z./Kanungo, R. N./Mendonça, M., (2014): Organizations and management in cross-cultural context. London: Sage Publications.
Bisley, N. (2007). Rethinking globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Browaeys, M.-J./Price, R. (2011). Understanding cross-cultural management (2nd ed.). Harlow: Prentice Hall.
Cohen, R./Kennedy, P. (2000): Global Sociology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hawkins, M. (2013): Global structures, local cultures. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Hirst, P./Grahame T./Simon B. (2009): Globalization in question. London: Polity.
Hofstede, G./Hofstede, G. J./Minkov, M. (2010): Cultures and organizations: software of the mind. (3rd, revised ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
House, R. J./Hanges, P. J. et al (2004): Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Koser, K. (2007): International Migration: A very short introduction. Oxdord: Oxford University Press
Mann, M. (2013): The sources of social power, Vol. 4: Globalizations, 1945-2011. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP).
Ritzer, G. (2013): The McDonaldization of society (20th anniversary edition). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.
Ritzer,G. (2011): Globalization:The essentials. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
Samovar, L./Porter, R. E. et al (2013): Communication between Cultures. (8th ed.) Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Steger, M. (2013): Globalization: A very short introduction. (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Steers, R.M./Schanzez-Runde, C.J./Nardon, L. (2010): Management across cultures - challenges and strategies. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP).
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.

Moderated group work, lecture, discussion, case work

Cumulative module examination
The module grade is calculated weighted by the ECTS credits of the individual courses of the module and results as follows:
ILV "Culture, Society and Globalization" - 3 ECTS
Assessment type: continuous assessment
Assessment methods: collaboration and participation in class, poster design, group poster presentation, individual reflection report, written paper