FI:PV263 Intercultural Management - Course Information
PV263 Intercultural ManagementFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- Derek Mainwaring (lecturer)
Ing. Leonard Walletzký, Ph.D. (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- Ing. Leonard Walletzký, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
- Mon 27. 4. 12:00–15:50 B410, Tue 28. 4. 12:00–13:50 A218, Wed 29. 4. 16:00–19:50 A218, Thu 30. 4. 14:00–15:50 A319
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 8/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 37 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- This course aims to boost students’ cross-cultural competency and ability to work in a multi-cultural context. Research has shown that multi-cultural (heterogenous) teams either perform better or worse than mono-cultural(homogenous) teams, usually worse! The key to peak performance is multi-cultural team management.
- Learning outcomes
- When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Identify some of the factors that influence how decisions are made in cross-cultural management contexts
- Describe key models and concepts used for comparing/contrasting cultures
- Implement and use them appropriately in different cultural & organisational contexts
- Assess your own cultural paradigm
- Identify aspects of overlap between national cultures and organisational cultures
- Evaluate the tools and concepts at your disposal to effectively manage multi-cultural teams
- Demonstrate skills relevant to managing decisions and people in international corporations & organisations
- Input (12-15 hrs. of classwork):
- Managing Diversity
- - Living in a multi-cultural environment: notions of time, space & environment
- - Hofstede’s dimensions of culture
- - Other approaches to the analysis of cultures
- - “Snapshots” of cultures – USA, UK, France, Czech Rep., etc.
- Working in a multi-cultural context:
- - Diverse teams, virtual teams – team-building
- - Managing the multi-cultural team
- - Leadership
- - Intercultural skills set
- - Organisational culture
- Case study & project work (12hrs of group work inc. a final presentation)
- Case studies: from mini-cases to longer case/role play activities, e.g. The eOrganization exercise, Journal of Management Studies, 2008.
- Project: Managing multi-cultural (virtual) teams – the exact nature of the project(s) depends on the number, interests and availabilities of students
- Teaching methods
- 9-12 hrs. of classwork over 2 or 3 days; Case study & project work (12hrs of group work over 2 or 3 days, with a mid-way check-up)
- Assessment methods
- Final project evaluation
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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