Course: International team management

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Course title International team management
Course code KMG/W0030
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Povolná Lucie, Ing.
Course content
1. Overview of economic systems: market economy, command economy, mixed economy, developing and emerging countries 2. Philosophies about diversity - homogeneity, heterogeneity, parochialism, ethnocentrism, advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity in groups 3. Cultural differences in selected countries and regions (China, Russia, India, France, Arab countries) 4. International managers: developing managers with international skills, skill profile for international managers, training in international management 5. Leadership across cultures, leadership styles, leadership approaches in Japan, USA, China and developing countries 6. Cross-cultural communication and negotiation, communication barriers, communication effectiveness 7. Motivating across cultures, motivation principles, cross-cultural motivation strategies 8. Managing multiculturalism and diversity - types of multiculturalism, potential problems 9. Managing conflicts, cultural causes of conflict in international management, work-family conflict 10. Organizational structures, international divisions, non-traditional organizational arrangements 11. International human resource management, selecting and developing international employees 12. Selection criteria for international assignments - general criteria, adaptability to cultural change, physical and emotional health, experience, language training, etc. 13. Evaluating and rewarding international employees, home-country evaluation, problems in cross-cultural evaluation, compensation packages 14. Expatriates: why use expatriates, selecting expatriates, training, preparation and adjustment, repatriation issues

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
In the terms of global economy there is high probability for students to be employed in an international team in the future. Although this course aims to show how to manage this international team it is very helpful even for the members of the team. This course deals with cultural differences, various leadership approaches, potential conflicts, communication barriers and other issues. Students should understand these differences and they should be ready to became a valuable international team player or team manager. This course is available for all students from the Bachelor programme although accomplished course of Corporate management is reccommended.
Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to: - exhibit a high degree of cultural intelligence and cross cultural communication skills applicable to the real world of business - acquire a sharper understand of their own culture and how it impacts their behaviour in a multicultural setting - use a repertoire of behavioral skills appropriate for different intercultural situations - understand how teams are used to improve processes - know effective strategies for overcoming obstacles in team interactions - identify common stages of development of teams
Recommended prerequisites are: Corporate Economics and Company Management.

Assessment methods and criteria
Continuous assessment, written test, lectures attendance is mandatory. To pass the final written test, students must score at least 75%.
Recommended literature
  • Collins, D.G. The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management. OXON U.K., 2015. ISBN 978-0-415-63604-9.
  • Dowling,P.J. et al. International Human Resource Management. London, 2008. ISBN 978-184480-542-6.
  • Lewis,R.D. When Teams Collide. London, U.K., 2012. ISBN 978-1-904838-35-7.
  • LUTHANS, F., DOH J.P. International management. McGraw-Hill 2009.
  • Nurmi, R.W. et al. International Management Leadership. London, U.K., 1997. ISBN 0-7890-0260-4.
  • Sparrow, P. Handbook of International Human Resource Management. London, U.K., 2009. ISBN 978-1-4051-6740-6.

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