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LDR 668

Cross-Cultural Management

Semester Units

Prequisite

3

BUS 602

Course Description

This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management and business strategy in the global environment. The course is intended to be a challenging advanced management course for the graduate business student. Students will gain a general overview of the process and effect of internationalization in contemporary business, along with an introduction to theories, concepts and skills relevant to managing effectively in today’s global environment. Students will be challenged to integrate knowledge they have gained from other business core courses and apply their accumulated knowledge to business case studies. Students will engage in active research and analytical problem solving related to managing in the international environment and will be called upon to apply this theory in their work.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the ethical, social, and environmental implications of decisions made by multinational corporations in diverse geopolitical and cultural contexts.

  • Interpret the challenges and opportunities associated with managing global virtual teams and formulating international expansion strategies of multinational corporations, drawing on concepts from cross-cultural communication, cultural dynamics, and organizational strategy.

  • Analyze multinational corporations' strategic decisions and adaptability in diverse international markets, applying concepts of strategy formulation, market entry techniques, political risk management, and organizational decision-making processes.

  • Evaluate the human resource, motivation, and leadership strategies of multinational enterprises in diverse cultural contexts, incorporating the principles of cross-cultural HR management, global leadership practices, and motivational techniques across cultures.

  • Synthesize insights from cultural dimensions and real-world business practices to propose evidence-based strategic recommendations for global enterprises operating in culturally distinct regions.

  • Formulate strategies for cross-cultural leadership and human resource management within a multinational corporation, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of varying cultural norms and their implications on organizational practices.

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