At the end of the course students should
be able to:
Have a good knowledge
of the main models within the Intercultural Management field and relate
these models to international management issues.
Be aware of the
importance of national culture in the different areas of management,
including in communicating and negotiating with partners with different
Increase their intercultural
1 – Management and organisational
behaviour in different contexts: differences and similarities across
countries. Economic development and culture.
The field of Intercultural
Management/Comparative Management. Types of studies.
2 – Culture as an explanatory factor. Hofstede’s dimensions: power distance,
uncertainty avoidance, individualism, masculinity. Additional dimensions.
3 – Intercultural communication and
Adler, Nancy -
International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior South-Western College
Pub. 2202 (4th Ed.)
Fukuda, Kazuo – Japanese Management in
East Asia and Beyond – The Chinese Univ.Press (HK), 1997
Gesteland, Richard – Cross-Cultural Business Behavior – Copenhagen Business
School Press, 2005 (4th Ed)
Hofstede, Geert - Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind –
Huntington, Samuel – The Clash of
Civilizations – Remaking of World Order, 1996
Lewis, Richard – When Cultures Collide –
Nicholas Brealey Pub., 1999