INB431 Global Management Practice
Autumn 2018Spring 2019
Essentialist and non-essentialist approaches to cultural differences - International human resource management - Cross-cultural issues in mergers and acquisitions- Working in and leading cross-cultural teams - International negotiations - Presentations by business executives - Presentation of project report (Topic: interview with an expatriate worker)
The course will give you in-depth knowledge of issues relevant for working in international management.
After completing the course, you:
- have enhanced your awareness of your own culture and cultural diversity in global management
- are able to critically assess the main theories within the cross-cultural field and their usefulness for the global manager
- have improved your ability to work in and manage culturally diverse groups and teams
- have increased your awareness of expatriation and acculturation issues
- have an overview of the main challenges of negotiating internationally, including language management issues in the global workplace
In this course, we focus on experiential learning through lectures and discussions, case studies and readings, together with a project that you will be working on throughout the course.
You are encouraged to make the most of the cultural diversity present in the classroom, and your willingness to share your insights and experience with your fellow-students is an important part of class activity. Class discussions will be based on relevant case material, and on the reading set for each meeting. We will also have lectures from managers with international experience.
This is a mandatory CEMS course.
This is a mandatory CEMS course reserved for CEMS students only.
Familiarity with the cultural dimensions paradigm (Hofstede; Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner; GLOBE). Good English oral and written skills.
Requirements for course approval
You must hand in a draft of your final report by the end of the course.
Attendance is mandatory for 75% of the lectures.
Project report to be submitted at the end of term (60%)
Presentation of project and discussion of fellow students' projects (40%)
Grades A - F for the assessment parts and for the overall grade.
No specific computer tools required for this course.
A selection of book chapters and articles will be made available on Canvas.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Annelise Ly, Department of professional and intercultural communication (FSK)