Managing Intercultural Relations (IM III)  
Foundations of IM I
Foundations of IM II
Managing Intercultural Relations
Advanced Methods of Management Research IV
Internationalisierung mittelständischer Unternehmungen
Advanced Intercultural Communication &
Negotiation Skills
Research Projects in International Management I
Research Projects in International Management II
IM in Movies
Module description: MIBS-3470

Content: 1. Relevance of Intercultural Management
2. Intercultural Management Research: Scope and Results
3. Manifestations and Functions of Culture
4. Concepts of Culture
5. Intercultural Communication and Negotiations
6. Culture and Management: Organization, Motivation and Leadership in Different Cultures
7. Intercultural Competence
8. Intercultural Training
9. Conclusions

Intercultural differences have a great influence on management decisions and outcomes. For managers, intercultural competence is one of the most important requirements for working successfully in a global environment.

The course is aimed to understand the key concepts of intercultural management and to apply these concepts through a variety of practical examples and exercises. The regional emphasis is on Europe, Asia and the US.

Attendance: 45 h
Self-study: 105 h

Language: English
Literature: Hofstede, G.: Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations Across Nations. 2. ed., Thousand Oaks-London-New Delhi 2001, pp. 1-77, 373-391.

Hofstede, G.: What Did GLOBE Really Measure? Researchers' Minds versus Respondents' Minds. In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 37, 6, 2006, pp. 882-896.

Holtbrügge, D./Kittler, M.: Understanding Misunderstanding in Intra- and Intercultural Communication. Findings of a Sino-German Experiment. In: Oesterle, M.-J. (ed.): Internationales Management im Umbruch. Globalisierungsbedingte Einwirkungen auf Theorie und Praxis Internationaler Unternehmensführung. Wiesbaden 2007, pp. 341-370.

Javidan, M./House, R.J./Dorfman, P.W./Hanges, P.J./Sully de Luque, M.: Conceptualizing and Measuring Cultures and Their Consequences: A Comparative Review of GLOBE's and Hofstede's Approaches. In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 37, 6, 2006, pp. 897-914.

Lewis, R.D.: When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures. London 2006, pp. 3-15, 1 01-139 , 153-175.

Schneider, S.C./Barsoux, J.-L.: Managing Across Cultures. 2nd ed., Harlow et al. 2003, pp. 3-117.

Smith, P.B.: When Elephants Fight, the Grass Gets Trampled: The GLOBE and Hofstede Projects: Commentary. In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 37, 6, 2006, pp. 915-921.

34702 Managing Intercultural Relations (lecture: 4 ECTS)
Course frequency:
Summer term (SS)
Lecture dates: SS 2017: 25.04., 02.05., 09.05., 16.05., 30.05., 13.06., 20.06., 27.06. 11.07., 18.07. | 16:45 - 18:15, Room H 3
30.05. and 27.06. additional lecture, 18:30 - 20:00, Room H 3
Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)
Exam colloquium: 18.07.2017, 18:30 - 20:00, Room H 3
Exam review: tba.
Assessment: Lecture:
Written exam, 60 min (60% open questions; 40% multiple choice questions)

Examination number: Master:
34702 Managing Intercultural Relations (lecture/exam: 4 ECTS)
Exam date: 21.07.2017, 17:00 - 18:00, Room H 5 and H 6

34703 Managing Intercultural Relations (seminar: 1 ECTS)
Course frequency:
Summer term (SS)
Seminar dates:

SS 2017:
23.05., 16:45 - 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225
24.05., 16:45 - 20:00, Room 0.225
04.07., 16:45 - 20:00, Room 0.224/0.225
05.07., 16:45 - 20:00, Room 0.225

Registration for the Seminar via StudOn.
Registration via MeinCampus (see Exam-No.)
Assessment: Seminar:
Presentation and class participation (Summer term)
Seminar paper (Winter term)
Examination number: Master:
34703 Managing Intercultural Relations (seminar: 1 ECTS)

Professor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge
Responsible assistant:  
Download: Sample Questions (Multiple Choice)

Last update: March 15, 2017

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