|Module / ECTS / Path / Specialisation||Module : Principles in International Team Management : 5 ECTS.|
|Open for visitors||yes (5 ECTS)|
|Working language :||English|
|Volume of contact hours :||27 h|
|Workload to be expected by the student :||108 h|
Track : Attendance
|LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.|
|Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.|
|Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.|
|LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.|
|Students will work collaboratively in a team.|
|Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.|
|Students will communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context.|
|LEARNING GOAL 3 : Students will demonstrate their understanding of practices reflecting ethical, diversity and sustainable development values in business organizations.|
|Students will identify and analyze issues relating to diversity, ethics and sustainable development in their business context.|
|LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.|
|Students will analyze business organizations and problems in a multicultural and international environment|
"Think global, act local" is a complex challenge that a vast majority of local and international managers alike are facing in the 21st century. This course will address topics such as cultural differences and their role in the management of organizations and teams as well as aspects related to international organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership, workforce and team diversity, communication, decision making and conflict resolution. Various trends in these areas as well as a number of challenges for managers of international teams will also be discussed. By the end of this course, students will have acquired relevant knowledge and insights into the management of international workforce / teams and the related implications for international organizations.
The goals of this course are:
- to offer students a thorough understanding of managerial processes taking place in international organizations;
- to develop students’ ability to identify and discuss relevant management situations involving international teams of employees collaborating in a global environment;
- to help students develop a global mindset and acquire critical thinking skills, like an international business manager;
- to enhance students’ awareness with respect to various international management issues;
- To encourage students to engage in self learning and reflection on their own experiences through role plays and work in diverse teams
- Define the concepts of management, teams and groups, and situate them in an international business context.
- Distinguish among the managerial roles in organizations, highlighting the importance of leading teams/groups.
- Recognize and explain the role of culture and its related implications in international management.
- Discover the fundamental notions about work teams and their behavior within an international context.
- Examine and understand communication processes in teams; and interpret human behavior in international organizations.
- Describe , review and summarize various ways and principles of motivating people in global environments.
- Course Overview, Introductions, Team Formation, Assignments
- "The role of Culture in international management"
- Discovering French culture
- Culture and its influence
- Comparing Cultures: Systematically Describing Cultural Differences
- The Logic of French Management
- "Introduction of the concepts of 'teams' and 'groups'"
- Team dynamics
- "International teams - Fundamentals"
- International Teams – Beyond Cultural Differences
- Working in International Teams
- Leading International Teams: A New Discipline?
- Team Effectiveness in Multinational Organizations
- Designing and Forming Global Teams
- Challenges of International Management Teams
- "Communication: Enhancing effective communication in organizations"
- "Understanding human behavior in organizations"
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- Barriers in Communication
- When Teams Collide
- Communication in Organizations
- "Motivating people in a global environment"
- Building an Effective Global Business Team
- Motivating people in a global environment
(Additional materials to be added)
- Developing Intercultural skills
- Specification of the Content Domain of the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale
- Intercultural collaboration stories: On narrative inquiry and analysis as tools for research in international business
- Final team project presentations
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, genuine student interest in international management and organizational behavior issues is desirable.
Belbin, M. R. (2010). Management Teams: Why They Succeed or Fail. Oxford: Elsevier.
Lewis, R. D. (2012). When Teams Collide: Managing the International Team Successfully. London: Nicholas Brealey Intl.
Lewis, R. D. (2006). When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures. Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey Intl.
Asselin, Gilles & Ruth Mastron. 2001 : Au Contraire! Figuring Out the French.
Various other resources (suggested in class): relevant books, book chapters, articles and case studies discussing multiple themes related to international management and teams.
Bonache, J., Langinier, H., & Zárraga-Oberty, C. (2016). Antecedents and effects of host
country nationals negative stereotyping of corporate expatriates. A social identity
analysis. Human Resource Management Review, 26(1), 59-68
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