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
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)
Will be announced during the course.