CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

International Teaching CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

0222700014
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION SYSTEMS
EQF7
DATA SCIENCE AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2020
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
642LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH AN ENDOWMENT OF KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO THE ANALYSIS OF CULTURAL VARIABLES, AS WELL AS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL, THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. IT ALSO AIMS TO DEVELOP SKILLS NECESSARY FOR UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEMS OF INTERACTION BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURES WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION OR BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS OF DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES, FOR MANAGING GLOBAL TEAMS (INNOVATIVE, VIRTUAL, FACE TO FACE). THIS COURSE WILL PLACE GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE HUMAN SKILLS REQUIRED TO DEAL WITH THE DIVERSITY INHERENT IN GLOBAL TEAMS.
THE STUDENT, AT THE END OF THE COURSE, WILL ACQUIRE THE THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS ON PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH, AND THE ABILITY TO USE THE MAIN TOOLS DEVOTED TO THE RESOLUTION OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS DERIVING FROM THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES.
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS. THE FIRST PART LAYS THE FOUNDATIONS OF CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT. IT FOCUSES ON THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE APPLIED TO MANAGEMENT, ORGNIZATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE FIELD OF STUDIES (6 HOURS). THE SECOND PART IS DEVOTED TO DECLINE THE IMPORTANCE OF CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE THROUGH THE ANALYSIS OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CROSS-CULTURAL NEGOTIATION PROCESS IN GLOBAL TEAM AT INTRA- AND INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS (16 HOURS). THE THIRD PART FOCUSES ON THE COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON GLOBAL LEADERSHIP, TEAM BUILDING AND TEAM WORKING IN INNOVATIVE CONTEXTS (20 HOURS).
Teaching Methods
LECTURES (16 HOURS), SEMINARS AND TESTIMONIALS (10 HOURS), STUDY GROUPS DEVOTED TO EXERCISES AND PROJECT WORK (16 HOURS). STUDENTS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE X-CULTURE PROJECT WITH THE AIM TO EVALUATE RHERI ABILITY TO MANAGE A MULTICULTURAL GROUP.
Verification of learning
THE LEARNING ASSESSMENT WILL BE CARRIED OUT THROUGH A FINAL ORAL EXAM AIMED AT EVALUATE THE KNOWLEDGE AND OPERATIONAL SKILLS ACQUIRED. AT LEAST TWO QUESTIONS WILL BE FORMULATED TO EVALUATE THE KNOWLEDGE AND OPERATIONAL SKILLS. THE EVALUATION WILL BE EXPRESSED IN THIRTIETHS. THE FINAL EVALUATION IS OBTAINED AS THE AVERAGE OF THE FOLLOWING PARTIAL EVALUATIONS.
-ORAL EXAMINATION (40%)
-CLASS PARTICIPATION: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES AND ROLE ROLE PLAYING (60%)
THE MINIMUM LEVEL OF EVALUATION (18) IS ASSIGNED WHEN THE STUDENT HAS A FRAGMENTED KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORETICAL CONTENTS AND SHOWS A LIMITED ABILITY TO USE THEM IN THE CONTEXT OF THE STUDY. THE MAXIMUM LEVEL (30) IS ASSIGNED WHEN THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATES A COMPLETE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS AND HAS A CONSIDERABLE ABILITY TO USE THEM IN THE CONTEXT OF STUDY. PRAISE IS GIVEN WHEN THE CANDIDATE DEMONSTRATES SIGNIFICANT MASTERY OF METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS AND SHOWS CONSIDERABLE OWNERSHIP OF LANGUAGE AND AUTONOMOUS PROCESSING SKILLS EVEN IN CONTEXTS DIFFERENT FROM THOSE PROPOSED BY THE TEACHER.
THE MATERIAL FOR THE EXAM IS BASED ON THE LITERATURE INDICATED IN THE PROGRAM, TEACHING MATERIAL USED IN CLASS, CASES AND PRESENTATIONS.
Texts
ADAIR, W. L., HIDEG, I., & SPENCE, J. R. (2013). THE CULTURALLY INTELLIGENT TEAM: THE IMPACT OF TEAM CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE AND CULTURAL HETEROGENEITY ON TEAM SHARED VALUES. JOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44(6), 941-962.
CAPALDO A., DELLA PIANA B., MONTELEONE M., SERGI B., 2012. CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT: A MOSAIC OF WORDS AND CONCEPTS, MCGRAWHILL (INTRODUCTION, CHAPTERS 1,2).
DELLA PIANA, B., VECCHI, A., VIVACQUA, E., 2015. “AN INSTITUTIONAL BASED VIEW OF INNOVATION: AN EXPLORATIVE COMPARISON BETWEEN BUSINESS GROUPS IN CHINA AND INDIA”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 19(5), PP. 1-30.
HOUSE, R., JAVIDAN, M., HANGES, P., DORFMAN, P. (2002), “UNDERSTANDING CULTURES AND IMPLICIT LEADERSHIP THEORIES ACROSS THE GLOBE: AN INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT GLOBE”, JOURNAL OF WORLD BUSINESS, VOL. 37, ISSUE 1, PP. 3–10.
WILDMAN, J. L., & GRIFFITH, R. L. (EDS.). (2014). LEADING GLOBAL TEAMS: TRANSLATING MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE TO PRACTICE. SPRINGER (SOME CHAPTERS).
ZAKARIA, N., & TALIB, A. N. A. (2011, OCTOBER). ZANDER, L., MOCKAITIS, A. I., & BUTLER, C. L. (2012). LEADING GLOBAL TEAMS. JOURNAL OF WORLD BUSINESS, 47(4), 592-603.
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