Course Code (Undergraduate): 010969
Course Code (Postgraduate): 2010260
48 Contact Hours
7.5 ECTS points Credit Points
This course aims at providing students with an understanding of how to effectively manage cultural differences in businesses in Asia today. Students will be provided with important insight into the process of internationalising a company and the implications it has on management both within and across businesses.
An introduction to the key concepts and theories will be presented to help students understand the elements necessary for the management of human resources in such a diverse contemporary workforce. The course also explores the problems and opportunities likely to be encountered in decades to come in the Asia Pacific. Students will be expected to apply what they learnt to solve common business issues in the Asian business environment.
Schedule and Topics
2. Developing cultural acceptance and understanding.
3. The cultural context of management
4. Managing human resources in a globally diverse environment.
5. Challenges of cross-cultural management in Asia.
6. The political, economic, and social aspects of Asian enterprises.
7. Applying culture-based strategies for optimal negotiation.
8. Decision-Making in a Cross-Cultural Context.
9. Organizational Structure and Control Systems.
10. Human resource development across cultures.
11. Cross-cultural communications.
12. Motivation in the Global Workforce.
13. Leadership styles across different cultures in a multicultural world.
14. Challenges associated with managing global careers.
15. Global business ethics
16. Social Responsibility
Individual research report (30%);
Final examination (50%).
The course is open for students from all disciplines who would like to get an insight into cross-cultural Asian management in the global environment. The course is open for undergraduate/postgraduate students.
Fred Luthans, Richard M. Hodgestts, and Jonathan P. Doh (2008). Cross-Cultural Communication and Management (Sixth Edition); Posts & Telecom Press – McGraw Hill.
Anne Marie Francesco & Barry Allen Gold (2003), International Organizational Behavior: Test, Readings, Cases, and Skill; Tsinghua University Press – Pearson Prentice Hall.