If you are not able to find these books, you can still participate the course and do the tasks based on material provided by the lecturer.
Ray French (2007), Cross-Cultural Management in work organizations. London: Chartered institute of personnel and development.
Schneider, S. C., & Barsoux, J. L. (2003). Managing across cultures. (2nd ed.) Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Thomas, D. C. (2008). Cross-cultural management: Essential concepts. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Knein, E., Greven, A., Bendig, D., & Brettel, M. (2020). Culture and cross-functional coopetition: The interplay of organizational and national culture. Journal of International Management, Vol. 26 (2).
Venkateswaran, R. T., & Ojha, A. K. (2019). Abandon Hofstede-based research? Not yet! A perspective from the philosophy of the social sciences. Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol 25 (3), pp 413-434.
Part 1 (80 points):
- Individual participation
- Quizzes on the topics
- Each topic belongs to 10 points
Part 2 (20 points):
Own project (3000 words):
Culture is a software (i.e., collective programming) of the mind that characterizes and differentiates human groups. Consequently, if the culture of a leader is different from team members in an international environment of a company, serious misunderstanding, confusion, and misinterpretation happen that affect organizational effectiveness, efficiency, corporate image, reputation, and branding.
Now you think that you are a manager/managing director of a company. You are working in a branch office in another country where national culture is different from your own country. However, you have to manage the employees properly considering their national culture. Now the question is how you can manage the employees considering Hofstede’s cultural dimensions? In report writing, you can choose two countries where national cultures are different. You can compare the national cultures of that two countries from this link https://www.hofstede-insights.com/product/compare-countries/
- The report should have 3000 words. You should submit the pdf file on the submission folder.
The evaluation depends on:
a. Automatic assessment
b. Professional doings
c. Progressive idea
d. Ethical principles
e. Critical thinking and writing
f. Proper referencing (XAMK)
XAMK grading scale:
89 - 100 points = 5
77 - 88 points = 4
65 - 76 points = 3
53 - 64 points = 2
40 - 52 points = 1
0 - 39 points = Failed
01.10.2020 - 13.12.2020
Open UAS and Continuing Education
Degree Programme in Business Management
Session 1: Meaning of the culture
Session 2: Various cultural theories and models
Session 3: Conceptualising culture
Session 4: Cross-cultural workplace
Session 5: Intercultural communication
Session 6: Cross-cultural leadership
Session 7: Motivation and exchange
Session 8: Managing within cultures