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Beyond Grey Pinstripes
International and Intercultural Management (2011)
Topic AreasHuman Resource Management
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective membership and management in global as well as culturally diverse domestic workplaces. The growing importance of international business and escalating levels of involvement in global competitiveness necessitates that the manager of the 21st century acquire additional skills and abilities for effective international and intercultural interactions at home and abroad. The course content includes such topics as introduction to comparative and cross cultural management, variations on cultural orientations and value, cross cultural communications, employee attitude, motivational issues in cross cultural settings, differences in management and leadership styles, training for international assignments, cross-cultural staffing, inter-cultural negotiations, ethics and social responsibility, expatriation and repatriation management, and designing global structure. Ethical issues on the environment, bribery, labour standards are discussed on an international level and issues of differences in opinions and views of corporate social responsibility are discussed extensively in each class.