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Course module: 325048-B-6
International Comparative Management
Course info
Course module325048-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
B Philosophy
B Economics and Business Economics
Minor Management
Minor Elective Minor
M International Management
dr. M. Astarlioglu
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. N.G. Noorderhaven
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Registration openfrom 19/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
Course Objectives
After the course the student is able to:
  • Assess major theories in the field of comparative and cross-cultural management, specifically institutionalist and culturalist theories;
  • Evaluate the main methodological issues in the field of comparative and cross-cultural management in given papers;
  • Describe differences in the institutional and cultural environments for business, and management and organization styles in major countries in Europe, North America and Asia;
  • Explain the impact of cultural and institutional differences on international collaboration between firms and on multinational corporations;
  • Describe different national corporate governance systems and national innovation systems;
  • Explain the impact of institutions and culture on economic development in given situations;
  • Analyze the differences in the organization of networks and clusters in different countries
Recommended Prerequisites
Organization and Management 1 and 2 (or comparable courses).

ATTENTION! This course is not available for BSc IBA students, due to overlap with 325094-B-6 Comparative & Cross-Cultural Mgt for IBA.
In the course international differences in management and organization are discussed. Empirically, the course focuses on management and organization in various European countries (Germany, France, and the UK), the USA, and Asian countries (Japan, South Korea and China). These differences are discussed and explained from two main perspectives: institutionalist theory and culturalist theory. These theories and their main contributors are discussed and applied to management and organization in different countries. Practical implications of these differences are discussed, focusing on economic development, the internal management of (multinational) corporations, corporate government, the internal management of multinational corporations, innovation and trust.
Type of instructions
2 hours of interactive lectures weekly
Type of exams
Written exam at the end of the course (1.0)

Compulsory Reading

Will be announced during the course.
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Contact person
dr. M. Astarlioglu
Timetable information
International Comparative Management
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1112-12-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1222-01-2020
Required materials
Recommended materials

Final Result

Kies de Nederlandse taal