If you cannot find these books, you can still participate in the course and do the tasks based on the lecturer's material.
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.
Individual video production
Critical thinking and writing
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
01.02.2021 - 25.04.2021
Open UAS and Continuing Education
Degree Programme in Business Management
This course belongs to two parts such as part-1 and- 2. Participation in both parts is not mandatory since it depends on students' own willingness for in-depth knowledge and good grades. You will pass if you get at least 40 points.
Part 1 (70 points):
Quizzes on the topics
The first two topics belong to 10 points
The last six topics belong to 60 points
Few online meetings with the teacher
Attendance is not mandatory
Part 2 (30 points):
Individual video reporting (i.e., 10 minutes video)
Culture is a software of the mind (i.e., collective programming) that characterizes and differentiates human groups. Consequently, if a leader's culture is different from team members in an international environment, profound misunderstanding, confusion, and misinterpretation affect organizational effectiveness, efficiency, corporate image, reputation, and branding.
Now you think that you are a manager or 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 video production, 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/
• Record your PowerPoint slide presentation with your speech. It will be professional if you show your face in the corner of your slide recording. If you want, you can use soft professional music too. During the slide preparation, see the instructions in the learning platform. On the other hand, if you work as a professional, you can record your speech showing your face in front of the camera. Besides, you can add soft professional music as well.
• For video production, you can use various video or screen recording software, for example, Screencast-O-Matic.
• The video recording might be around 10 minutes. If you have professional experience, share that experience during video production. If not, imagine you are a manager or director in a company.
• When you complete the video production, upload it to YouTube; choose the unlisted option in YouTube's visibility feature. Please copy and paste the YouTube link in Microsoft word. Make a pdf file and submit it to the learning platform's submission folder.
Topic 1: The meaning of culture
Topic 2: Various cultural theories and models
Topic 3: Corporate/organizational culture and structure
Topic 4: Intercultural communication
Topic 5: Cross-cultural leadership
Topic 6: Motivation and exchange
Topic 7: Intercultural competencies, training, and ethics
Topic 8: Culture and human resource management