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Modul 9820

Intercultural Management
Intercultural Management

Studiengang Bachelor Betriebswirtschaft. Bachelor Triales Modell Betriebswirtschaft. Bachelor International Tourism Management.
ModulbezeichnungIntercultural Management
Semester 3     3. und 5. Semester (auch für Incomer)
ModulverantwortlicherSonja Göttel, MBA /M.A.
DozentSonja Göttel, MBA /M.A.
Zuordnung zum CCSP Leisure, Culture und Event Management / SP Nordic Management
Lehrform / SWS
   Präsenzstudium60 Std.
   Eigenstudium120 Std.
Lernziele / Kompetenzen

On the basis of a holistic understanding of culture, the students will gain competencies for understanding (inter-) cultural aspects and dimensions and analyze and discuss their importance for business practice. They will be able to reflect on their own and foreign cultures and develop intercultural competence for working within a multinational working environment.

This includes the knowledge and critical reflection of relevant literature and selected case studies, identification of central issues and the transfer of possible solutions for selected problems.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, this course aims to develop the students’ competences in teamwork, critical thinking, analytical proficiency, and discussion and presentation skills.

Dealing with clients from all over the world, working together in a multi-national team and cooperating with partners worldwide requires cultural sensibility and the reflection and understanding of one´s own as well as foreign cultures. Given increased globalization and new emerging markets e.g. in Asia, the quest for intercultural competence will even become more important in the future.

The course gives a comprehensive introduction to intercultural management.  Based on a holistic understanding of the term culture, it displays and discusses different aspects and dimensions of culture and reflects on their impacts on business practice.

The course will cover the following main topics:

  • Definition of culture and Intercultural management
  • Cultural theories and dimensions
  • Cultural differences within different nations
  • Intercultural communication
  • The impacts of intercultural aspects on business practice
  • Managing a multinational team


The lectures will be supported by critical analysis of selected case studies, group work and group discussions.
MedienformenBeamer, Tafelarbeit, Overheadprojektion, Vorträge, Literaturarbeit, Fallstudien

Deardorff; D. (2009) The Sage handbook of intercultural competence. Thousand Oaks.

Gibson, R. (2000) Intercultural business communication. Berlin.

Hall, E.T.; Hall, M.R. (1990) Understanding cultural differences. London.

Hofstede, G. (2010) Cultures and organisations: software of the mind; intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival. 3rd ed. New York.

Hofstede, G. (2006) Culture´s consequences: comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nations. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks.

House, R.J.; Hanges, P.J.; Javidan, M.; Dorfman, P.W.; Gupta, V.  [ed.] (2004) Culture, leadership and organizations: The GLOBE study of 62 societies. Thousand Oaks.

Lewis, R.D. (2012) When teams collide: managing the international team successfully. London.

Moran, R.T.; Harris, P.R.; Moran, S.V. (2011) Managing Cultural Differences. Leadership skills and strategies for working in a global world. 8. ed. Elsevier/Butterworth- Heinemann. Amsterdam.

Trompenaars, F.; Hampden-Tuner, C. (2012) Riding the waves of culture: understanding diversity in global business.3rd ed. New York.

Additional literature will be announced during class.
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