Fundamentals of Intercultural Management Group B (ILV)

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Course lecturer:

 Janet Brown , MA MA

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FH-Prof.in Dr.in

 Eithne Knappitsch

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Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.30.421
Course codeIntMan
Curriculum2016
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW2,0
ECTS credits2,0
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

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

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.
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., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. & Gupta, V. (2004). Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Samovar, L., Porter, R. E., McDaniel, E. R., & Roy, C. S. (2013). Communication between Cultures. (8th ed.) Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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%