Seminar Intercultural Management Group B (SE)


Course lecturer:

 Eithne Knappitsch

Specialization AreaIntercultural Management
Course numberB4.06365.43.561
Course codeSemICM
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits4,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of the course, students:

  • can effectively analyse case studies and problem scenarios related to intercultural management
  • can develop viable ideas and solutions to intercultural dilemmas based on independent research
  • understand how culture impacts leadership
  • are aware of the challenges facing managers in an intercultural context

Fundamentals of Intercultural Management

Intercultural Teamwork

  • Current developments in intercultural management
  • Students research specialized topics related to intercultural management
  • Culture and leadership
  • Critical analysis of case studies in intercultural 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.
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.
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 theGlobal 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%