[ 990CULACUAU13 ] PS Cultural Awareness I

Es ist eine neuere Version 2018W dieser LV im Curriculum Master's programme Joint Master Program Global Business - Russia/Italy 2018W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Daniel Semper 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master Program Global Business - Russia/Italy 2013W
Objectives The course aims to prepare students for a global working environment by raising awareness of cultural differences with regard to leadership styles.
Subject • Cultural Reflection on leadership. • Knowledge about situational leadership. • Leadership attitudes towards cooperation, competition, and conflict. • Activities that enhance group processes, leadership behavior and conflict resolution skills. • Recognizing cultural differences in leadership and detecting their underlying meaning.

Topic 1 Cultural difference and international management • Should leadership style be adapted to cultural difference? To what extent? • How should leadership practices from one culture be proactively transferred and adapted to a new culture?

Topic 2 Gender issues in leadership and organizations across cultures. • What role typifications do exist? • How to deal with such typifications? • How to deal with cultural differences in gender typifications?

Topic 3 Diversity as a chance for development and leadership • What are possible aspects of diversity? • What are the critical factors? • What are the opportunities of diversity? • What kind of leadership style successfully thrives on diversity?

Criteria for evaluation
Language  English
Study material Cox, T. H. Blake, S. (1991) Managing cultural diversity: Implications for organizational competitiveness. The Executive, Vol. 5 (3): 45-56. Dwyer, S. Orlando C. R. Chadwick, K. (2003) Gender diversity in management and firm performance: the influence of growth orientation and organizational culture. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 56 (12): 1009-1019. House, R., Hanges, P., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. & Gupta, V. Culture, leadership and organization: The GLOBE study of 62 societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2004. Javidan, M., Dorfman, P., Sully de Luque, M. & House, R. In the eye of the beholder:Cross cultural lessons in leadership from the project GLOBE. Academy of Management Perspectives, 2006, 20(1), 67–90. Markus, H.R. & Kitayama, S. Culture and the self: Implications for cognition, emotion, and motivation. Psychological Review, 1991, 98(2), 224–53. Seymen, O. A. (2006) The cultural diversity phenomenon in organisations and different approaches for effective cultural diversity management: a literary review. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 13 (4): 296-315.
Changing subject? No
Further information The course is especially designed for students of the Troika program.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority