Curriculum

Cross Cultural Management


Course Objectives

This course aims to help students develop
cross-cultural intelligence, which is an essential quality of any
global leader. The course provides cross-cultural settings and topics
that are commonly observed in today’s global business environments,
and helps students recognize layers of gaps that cause
cultural conflicts, and learn to value deep understanding of cultural
contexts surrounding individuals and organizations with which they
interact. At the end of the course, students are expected to have
built mind-sets and skill-sets of a competent leader who appreciates
and leverages diversity in talents and organizations s/he works with.

Specifically, the coursework includes role-plays and self-evaluation as well as case studies. The objective is to foster the kind of leadership students will need to practice when faced with the following types of situations:

— Dealing with stereotypes arising from differences in gender, race, ethnicity (nationality) or other social attributes
— Conflicts between headquarters and subsidiaries, as well as among different divisions and functional organizations
— Conflicts between corporate cultures, work styles and national cultures
— Dilemmas in the practice of diversity and inclusion


This course is intended for students who wish to achieve their own goals in the context of global business (in a cross-cultural environment or with people from different cultural backgrounds), and for those who have a strong sense of purpose and keen awareness of the need to improve their cross-cultural intelligence.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Global/Asia/Japan
Course Level: Specialization
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

Preliminary Recommended Courses

-Critical Thinking
-Organizational Behavior and Leadership
-Human Resource Management

Click here to see a list of Preliminary Recommended Courses

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Overview of Cross Cultural Management
CASE Silvio Napoli at Schindler India (A)
Session B
THEME Overview of Cross Cultural Management (Continued)
CASE ・Silvio Napoli at Schindler India (A)
・Silvio Napoli at Schindler India (B)

Day 2
Session A
THEME Stereotypes and Cross Cultural Management
CASE ELLEN MOORE (A): LIVING AND WORKING IN BAHRAIN
Session B
THEME Stereotypes and Cross Cultural Management (Continued)
CASE ・ELLEN MOORE (A): LIVING AND WORKING IN BAHRAIN
・ELLEN MOORE (B)

Day 3
Session A
THEME Managing Self-Image in Cross Cultural Settings
CASE ・Managing a Public Image: Sophie Chen
・Managing a Public Image: Kevin Knight
・Managing a Public Image: Rob Thomas
Session B
THEME Managing Self-Image in Cross Cultural Settings (Continued)
CASE ・Managing a Public Image: Sophie Chen
・Managing a Public Image: Kevin Knight
・Managing a Public Image: Rob Thomas

Day 4
Session A
THEME Objectives of Diversity and Inclusion
CASE ・Managing Diversity at Spencer Owens & Co.
・Managing Diversity at Cityside Financial Services
Session B
THEME Objectives of Diversity and Inclusion
CASE ・Managing Diversity at Spencer Owens & Co.
・Managing Diversity at Cityside Financial Services


Day 5
Session A
THEME Implementing Diversity and Inclusion
CASE ・Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (A)
・Managing a Global Team Greg James at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (B)
Session B
THEME Implementing Diversity and Inclusion (Continued)
CASE ・Global Diversity and Inclusion at Royal Dutch Shell (A)
・Global Diversity and Inclusion at Royal Dutch Shell (B): The Impact of Restructuring

Day 6
Session A
THEME Leading with Cross Cultural Competencies
CASE Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan (A)
Session B
THEME Leading with Cross Cultural Competencies (Continued)
CASE ・Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan (A)
・Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan (B)

Textbook

Not applicable for this course.

Reference:

For those who want to develop a deeper understanding, the reference listed below is recommended.

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
Erin Meyer, 2014 (PublicAffairs)

Faculty


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