Intercultural Communication (ILV)

Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.20.151
Course codeIntcComm
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of the course, students:

  • have gained both practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of intercultural management and how culture influences the roles and responsibilities of the intercultural manager
  • have developed awareness of how corporate culture and organizational structures may affect business strategy
  • understand management in an intercultural context

The course will cover the following topics/content:

  • Basic concepts of culture and management
  • The roles and responsibilities of the intercultural manager
  • Critical analysis of how culture impacts management

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 "Intercultural Communicaiton" - 3 ECTS
Assessment type: continuous assessment
Assessment method/s: collaboration and participation in class, written assignment, presentation