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Intercultural Management

Enseignant : Eric Hertzler

Objectif du cours


This course focuses on the management of cultural differences. Multinationals as many domestic firms face multicultural environments.
The first objective is to increase awareness of students' own cultural assumptions and respect for other cultural perspectives.
The second objective is to develop and expand knowledge and understanding about the basic drives behind national and organizational cultural differences and the impact of cultural differences on cross cultural issues in organizations.
The third objective is to acquire an understanding of the effectiveness of different strategies of international managers working in International Purchasing and Logistics.
Through simulations and exercises, students will develop their skills of communicating and managing in diverse cultural environments and in cross cultural situations.

Plan du cours

Plan du cours

Introduction - Why is Intercultural Management Important (Don't underestimate it but don't overestimate it!)?
1 - Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Negotiation (theory and cases)
2 - Managing an international workforce (theory and cases)
3 - Conflicts and Cultural Differences (theory and cases)

Evaluation des étudiants

Évaluation des étudiants

Intercultural Interview Paper - Main Paper (Individual Project) 60% / Discussion and In-Class Participation 40%



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Volume horaire : 14.00 h
Période : non semestrialisé
Unité d'enseignement : 4. Environnement de l'entreprise
Langue : anglais
ECTS : 1.50