[ 480MAADCCMU14 ] IK Cross Cultural Management for Engineers

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Erna Szabo 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites VL Management and Marketing
IK Management and Marketing
Original study plan Master's programme Management in Polymer Technologies (MPT) 2021W
Objectives The goal of this seminar is to sensitize students to the issues and challenges involved in cross-cultural encounters, such as interactions between managers and subordinates, between business partners with diverse backgrounds, in multicultural project teams, with a diverse workforce but also in society. Students will be confronted with “real” situations via simulations, case studies and critical incidents. This requires them to address problems conceptually and behaviourally, including the different understandings of culture.

The aim is to acquire the following skills: Awareness of various ways of thinking and behavior in different cultures Behavior in intercultural situations Acquire a global mindset
Subject Diversity and its facets The concept of culture Cultural differences and exposure to these differences Intercultural interactions; intercultural communication and collaboration Multicultural teams Global mindset Migration and cultural integration
Criteria for evaluation Short Tests Culture Paper and Blog Group Presentations Group Paper
  • Simulations
  • Case studies

Critical discussion Critical Incidents and Case Studies Group work and presentation Guest lectures Individual reflexion

Language English
Study material Romani, L. (2004): Culture in Management. In: Harzing, A.-W. & Ruysseveldt Van, J. (eds.) International Human Resource Management. 2nd ed. Trowbridge, The Cromwell Press. pp. 141-166.

Hall, E.T. & Hall, M.R. (2003): Key Concepts – Underlying Structures of Culture. In: Thomas, D.C. (ed.) Readings and Cases in International Management. A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. pp. 151-162.

Gupta, A.K., & Govindarajan, V. (2002): Cultivating a global mindset, Academy of Management Executive, 16(1), 116-126.

Stahl, G.K. & Brannen, M.Y. (2013): Building Cross-Cultural Leadership Competence: An Interview with Carlos Ghosn. Academy of Management Learning and Education. 12(3). 494-502.

Adler, N. (2008): International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. Cincinnati, Ohio: South. Western. Chapter 3: Communicating Across Cultures. pp. 69-95.

Adler, N. (2008): International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. Cancinnati, Ohio: South. Western. Chapter 5: Managing Multicultural Teams. pp. 126-156.

Behfar, K.; Kern, M. & Brett, J. (2006): Managing Challenges in Multicultural Teams. Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Vol. 9, 233-262.

Fischlmayr, I.C. (2011) “Can you hear me?” Technology, computer-mediated communication and other challenges in virtual team collaboration. IfM-Impulse. Hallwang/Salzburg: IfM – Institut für Management. 22-37.

Briscoe, D., Schuler, R. & Tarique, I. (2012): International Human Resource Management. Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprises. 4th ed. New York: Routledge. pp. 162-173.

Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture WKMPMSECCMA: SE Cross Cultural Management for Engineers (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 30
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority