||Introduction. Course policies. Syllabus, lerning goals, evaluation
methods and schedule.
||Main issues in Intercultural Management. Some examples of differences in
management practices across the globe. Intercultural intelligence
||Areas of research
||Areas of research and types of results. …
Cultural dimensions, country clusters, communication and negotiation.
Stereotypes around the world
||Stereotypes and country profiles
||Stereotypes around the world
||Concepts of culture
||Concepts of culture. Cultural relativism.
||The research work of Hofstede
||The research work of Hofstede. Research strategy and results. From
factors to cultural dimensions. Critique and evaluation of Hofstede's
research. The dimensions.
||Hofstede's model (1) - Dimensions
||Dimensions of culture. Power distance. Individualism.
||Hofstede's model (2) - Dimensions
||Masculinity. Uncertainity avoidance. Other dimensions.
||Main conclusions of Hofstede's work
||Main conclusions of Hofstede's work. No one best way. The examples of
MBO, matrix structures, Maslow hierarchy of needs.
||Implicit models of organization
||Implicit models of organization. Management scientists are dependent on
their culture too.
||Other models.Trompenaar's dimensions and Globe Project
||Trompenaars dimensions. The case of universalism vs particularism.
Dilemma of the car driver. The Globe Project.
||Patterns of Cross-cultural negotiations 1
||Patterns of cross-cultural negotiations. Deal-focus vs
||Patterns of cross-cultural negotiations 2
||Cultures: Formal and informal, monochronic and polychronic, expressive
||Clash of Civilizations
||D1) Discussion of Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations"
||D2) “Is there an European Identity?”
||Role-playing: D3) Germany vs Italy D4) US vs Japan
||Country profiles 3
||Country profiles: D5) Egypt
||Country profiles 2
||Country profiles: D6) Brazil
||Country profiles 3
||Country profiles: D7) India D8) China
||Perceptions of own's culture
||D9) Presentation about each culture as seen by native students (based on
||D10) First impressions of Portugal ( based on Reports C)