THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Managing Across Cultures (P00103)
This course responds in particular to the increasing need of future managers, working in a globalised economy, to acquire cross-cultural skills and competencies. Furthermore, the course intends to stimulate a critical discussion of cross-cultural issues that often seem to be neglected even by the management of multinational companies. It is believed that a better understanding of these issues will assist future managers in dealing with cross-cultural problems.
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) 30 minutes per week for 9 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course aim is to develop a knowledge and an understanding of
-how important cross-cultural competence is for successful management;
-how national culture influences the perceptions and practices of management;
-the major business systems in the world;
-how globalisation affects the need for responding to cross-cultural differences in management;
-how to communicate and negotiate across cultures;
-how to co-operate in an international strategic alliance;
-how to co-ordinate the integration process of international mergers & acquisitions;
-how to deal with the specific problems related to expatriation (As an expatriate, a line manager or a HR manager).
Group paper of 2500 words including presentation: 50%
Key findings report: 50%
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Freda Paterson
Dr Inger Seiferheld
School Website : http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/