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 Management in a Cross-cultural Environment

Course Statement

Internationalization is the greatest challenge to a modern business during its development process.  The major intention of this course is to help you capitalize on your learning to date by comparing the managerial practices among different countries.  This course calls for keen observations, impartiality and a comprehensive understanding of different cultures and systems.  Students will develop skills analyzing the dynamics of countries around the world and the associated risk in operating within them.  The course is divided into two parts: covering topics of international management and undertaking case studies.

Text book

Hodgetts and Luthans (2000). International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior, 4rd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Chapter

Topic

 

1

Introduction

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2

Environment

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3

Global competitiveness

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4

Ethics and social responsibility

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5

The meanings and dimensions of culture

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6

Managing across cultures

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7

Organizational cultures and diversity

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8

Intercultural communication

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9

Strategic planning

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10

Managing political risk and negotiations

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11

Organizing international operations

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12

Decision making and controlling

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13

Motivation across cultures

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14

Leadership across cultures

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15

Human Resource Selection and Repatriation

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16

Human Resource Development across cultures

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Marks for the course will be determined by

  1. Class contribution and quizzes (30%)

  2. Teamwork - Integrative cases (30%)

  3. Homework and presentation - Internet exercises, International spotlight, International  consultant (40%)