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Comparative International Management (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: L0558
Acronym: L0558
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English, Portuguese
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 36.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 37.0 h/sem 113.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites None
Objectives This course focuses on the study of management and organisational behaviour across different countries, identifying differences and similarities, reasons for them and the impact they have on management.
Get to know the main models in this area.
Increase the participants? awareness to cultural differences, helping them to overcome the considerable difficulties which arise when negotiating and doing business in an international setting and when interacting with persons from different nationalities.
Program 1. Management and organisational behaviour in different contexts: differences and similarities across countries. Economic development and culture. The field of Intercultural Management/Comparative Management. Types of studies.
2. Culture as an explanatory factor. Hofstede?s dimensions: power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, masculinity. Additional dimensions. Other models.
3. Intercultural communication. Negotiating across the globe. Gesteland?s model.
4. Country profiles. How to communicate and negotiate in specific countries.
Evaluation Method Evaluation may be continuous or final.
Continuous: Individual and group assignments, class participation and attendance (45%), mid-term test (15%) and final test (40%). Attendance must be 80% or higher.
Students may opt for a final written exam (two dates) at the end of the semester.
Teaching Method The course is structured upon 2 types of classes:
Expositional ? presentation of concepts and theoretical perspectives
Practical/seminars with presentations based on group reports followed by class discussion
Learning methodologies (LM):
1. Expositional
2. Participative
3. Active
4. Self-study
Observations Support hours for students will be displayed online

Students under the "Internal regulation for Students with Special Statutes" should contact the Curricular Unit professor or coordinator during the first week of classes of each semester to allow for framing of learning processes and evaluation of the curricular unit.
Basic Bibliographic Hofstede, Geert - Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind ? McGraw-Hill, 2010 (3rd Ed)
Gesteland, Richard ? Cross-Cultural Business Behavior ? Copenhagen Business School Press, 2005 (4th Ed)
Robalo, A. ? Comparative management ? Sílabo, 2004  (Bilingual edition)
Complementar Bibliographic Adler, Nancy - International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior  South-Western College Pub. 2202 (4th Ed.)
Fukuda, Kazuo ? Japanese Management in East Asia and Beyond ? The Chinese Univ.Press (HK), 1997
Huntington, Samuel ? The Clash of Civilizations ? Remaking of World Order, 1996
Lewis, Richard ? When Cultures Collide ? Nicholas Brealey Pub., 1999
Trompenaars, Fons - Riding the Waves of Culture - N. Brealey, 1997
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