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Course 2008-2009 a.y.

8402 - CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT


MM-LS - AFC-LS - CLAPI-LS - CLEFIN-LS - CLELI-LS - DES-LS - CLG-LS - M-LS - IM-LS - ACME-LS - EMIT-LS
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English

INSEGNAMENTO RISERVATO AGLI STUDENTI CEMS



Go to class group/s: 31

MM-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - AFC-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLAPI-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLEFIN-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLELI-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - DES-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - CLG-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - M-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - IM-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - ACME-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI) - EMIT-LS (6 credits - II sem. - AI)
Course Director:
BETTINA GEHRKE

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: BETTINA GEHRKE


Course Objectives

The hyper-competitive global arena of today mandates that managers develop the skills necessary to conduct effective cross-national interactions. This requires a deep understanding of how culture affects organizations, managerial processes and behaviours. This course begins by exploring and defining the notion of culture in its many forms; we adopt a broad definition of national culture encompassing institutional as well as attitudinal aspects. The influence of culture is examined at various levels of an organization, from macro level of organizational design to interpersonal level of managing expatriate employees or negotiating with people from different Countries.
At the end students apply the theories learned by analysing managerial processes of the two major emerging Countries in the world: China and India.


Course Content Summary

The course consists of three major parts:  

1 - Understanding the role of culture in international business

  • Communicating across cultures
  • Impact of culture on organizations
  • Cross-cultural negotiation  

2 - Intercultural Management

  • Cultural aspects of leadership
  • Developing intercultural management competencies
  • Impact of culture on organizational behaviour

3 - Global Human Resource Management

  • Diversity Management
  • Expatriates and international careers
  • Staffing and Training for global operations

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

For attending students:

The final grade consists of:

  • an entrance test on prerequisite readings (10%)
  • a written exam (40%)
  • a group project (35%)
  • participation and presentations in class (15%).

The material for the exam is based on the literature indicated in the program, teaching material used in class, cases, exercises and presentations. Cases and slides can be accesses at www.unibocconi.it/weblearning

Non attending students:

Written exam with open and focused questions based on the textbook:

  • Helen Deresky, International Management - Managing across boarders and cultures, Text and cases, Pearson Prentice Hall, sixth edition 2008

 

CEMS students who need additional credit points are asked to contact the lecturers


Textbooks

Attending students
To be announced

Non attending students

  • Helen Deresky, International Management - Managing across boarders and cultures, Text and cases, Pearson Prentice Hall, sixth edition 2008

 

Last change 20/06/2008 12:28