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302 F08 Syllabus

302 F08 Syllabus - BUS302 S08 International and...

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BUS302 S08 International and Cross-Cultural Management Professor William R. Pendergast Office Hours MF, 2:00-3:00 and by appointment, 03-417 Tel. 756-1758 (office); Email: [email protected] Course Description Dimensions of culture and variations within and across nations. Impact of culture on managing in a global context. Development of managerial competencies requisite to working in and supervising multicultural groups in international corporations. Frameworks for analyzing cultural and contextual influences on organizational behavior, culture shock and readjustment, expatriation and repatriation, cultural change and innovation, intercultural conflict, and ethical dilemmas. Course Poem “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot Textbook Henry W. Lane, Joseph J. DiStefano, Martha L. Maznewvski. International Management Behavior: Text Readings and Cases. 5 th edition. Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 1-4051-2671Each class session has assigned readings from the textbook. These are labeled on the course outline: Text, Readings, and Cases. All assignments must be read BEFORE class for maximum benefit. Workbook A “Cross-Cultural Workbook” is available for purchase at the bookstore. Daily assignments in the workbook are indicated on the syllabus. Students should complete these assignments at home. At the end of the course (at the second exam), students will submit their workbooks for review. They will be graded Pass/Fail, with a Pass representing 5 points and Fail representing 0 points. Workbooks not submitted receive 0 points. Articles Reading assignments include articles from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), New York Times (NYT), Economist (EC), Business Week (BW), and other media. It is critical to read articles and other materials BEFORE each class. Instructions on how to access the articles are given below. Slides Powerpoint slides will be posted on Blackboard Course Materials each weekend. The slides outline the key components of the course. Students should review slides carefully BEFORE each class session. Case Preparation The textbook includes cases that are assigned throughout the course and students are responsible for reading cases BEFORE each class since all cases will be discussed extensively during class. Country Briefings and Projects
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Students will be assigned to teams. Each team will produce one Country Briefing during the first half of the course and one Cross-Cultural Project during the second half of the class. Country Briefings and Projects will each have two parts: 1) a 10-minute in-class presentation, 2) a 5-page paper, double-spaced, 12 pt font. Briefings and Projects should include a bibliography of sources consulted (not included in the 5 page limit). In addition to the paper, teams should email to the professor any Powerpoint slides used in the presentation. Country Briefings:
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