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[ 978GLCUCI1K10 ] KS Global Leadership and Cultural Intelligence 1

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Evelyne Glaser 2 hpw University of Victoria
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master Program Global Business - Canada/Taiwan 2010W
Objectives This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the challenges of interacting, managing and leading people from various cultural and national backgrounds when conducting business in a global context.

This course runs from September to April and is taught in Canada, Taiwan and Austria. The course begins with cultural issues and challenges at the interpersonal level. It then proceeds to the cultural challenges faced by firms as they move along the internationalization process, from exporters to multinational organizations.

Subject There are a total of 16 3-hour sessions involving a combination of lectures and case discussions. 4 sessions will be held in Victoria with the remaining 12 sessions divided equally between Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Linz (Austria) The course is taught jointly by Prof. Dr. Ignace Ng (IN) (University of Victoria) and Prof. Dr. Evelyne Glaser (EG) (JKU). The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction (IN)
  • Awareness of Cultural Identity (EG)
  • Issues in Cross-Cultural Teams (IN)
  • Austrian, Canadian and Chinese Cultural Values (IN)
  • The Internationalization Process & Phases of Negotiations (IN)
  • Effective International Negotiations (IN & EG)
  • Intercultural Communication (EG)
  • Eastern versus Western Ways of thinking (EG)
  • Group Processes (EG)
  • Post Merger Integration Issues (IN)
  • Selection, Compensation and Training (IN)
  • Cultural Adaptation (EG)
  • Managerial Issues in a subsidiary (IN)
  • Organizational Practices in a subsidiary (IN)
Criteria for evaluation
  • written assignments (case analyses) 60%
  • class participation 20%
  • reflective essays 20%
Methods There are a total of 16 3-hour sessions involving a combination of lectures and case discussions. 4 sessions will be held in Victoria with the remaining 12 sessions divided equally between Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Linz (Austria)

Classroom discussion, negotiation simulations, case analyses and reflective exercises

Study material Deresky, Helen (2006). International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures. 5th ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.
Changing subject? No
Further information Die Lehrveranstaltung wird zu je einem Drittel an der University of Victoria, an der National Sun Yat-sen University und an der JKU abgehalten.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority