Course syllabus KPMM - Culture, Organization and Management (ŠAVŠ - WS 2015/2016)

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Course title: Culture, Organization and Management
Semester: WS 2015/2016
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Human Resources Management (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: Bachelor state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
The subject is designed as a series of the lectures and seminars focused on a variety of the mutual relations among the concepts of culture, organization and management. Within this an organization is defined as a specific cultural phenomenon on both internal as well as external level. Crucial attention is devoted to a systematic management - analysis, development, change, monitoring etc. - of organizational culture. All of these questions are studied from two different perspectives - a local/national view as well as international/global one. A stress is given not only on an explanation and mediation of the most important concepts and knowledge but also on an active development of the students' cross-cultural competence.
Course methods: Lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, self assessments
Course content:
1.Culture and organizational culture (allowance 0/2)
a.definition of culture
b.levels of culture
c.organizational culture

2.Organizational culture and management (allowance 0/2) cycle of organization
b.organizational culture and organizational processes
c.change of organizational culture

3.Typologies of organizational culture (allowance 0/2)
a.typology according to Deal and Kennedy
b.Densions's conception of organizational culture
c.organizational culture and gender

4.Culture of an international organization (allowance 0/2)
a.national and organizational culture
b.cultures in international organizations
c.personality of an international manager

5.Dimensions of culture (allowance 0/2)
a.dimensions according to Hofstede and Trompenaars
b.Schwartz's model
c.collectivism and individualism as a key dimension

6.Living and working abroad (allowance 0/2)
a.culture shock
b.expatriation and repatriation
c.cross-cultural training

7.Cross-cultural communication (allowance 0/2)
a.culture and nonverbal communication
b.communication in a foreign language
c.cross-cultural negotiation

8.International teams (allowance 0/2)
a.managing an effective international team
b.virtual international teams

Learning outcomes and competences:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- understand in a complex way a concept of culture, including its influence on human conduct and thinking
- master basic principles and rules of corporate culture management in both domestic and international organizations
- analyze critically current culture of a particular organization and to propose steps for its desirable change and development
- understand meaning of the dimensions of cultural differences, including the ways in which they have been reflected in the area of organizational life and management practice
- master the basic principles of effective cross-cultural communication and a development of an intercultural competence
- manage expatriation and repatriation process
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures24 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation15 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work15 h
     Composing of presentation15 h
     Preparation for final test15 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation20 %
Term paper30 %
Presentation20 %
Final test30 %
Total100 %
Course completion:
The students will be evaluated and graded on the basis of the following criteria:
• Active participation and contribution to the classes
• Individual presentation of a chosen national culture
• Case study "Practical guide for effective work and management adaptation in a chosen country"
• final test
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
PAVLICA, K. -- ISAACS, C. Kultura, podnik a management pro kombinovanou formu studia. Mladá Boleslav: Škoda Auto Vysoká škola o.p.s., 2013. 188 p. ISBN 978-80-87042-57-1.
SCHNEIDER, S C. -- BARSOUX, J L. Managing across Cultures. 2. vyd. Edinburgh: Prentice Hall Press, 2003. 330 p. ISBN 978-0-273-64663-1.
Language of instruction: Czech
BEDRNOVÁ, E. -- NOVÝ, I. -- JAROŠOVÁ, E. Manažerská psychologie a sociologie. Praha: Management Press, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7261-239-0.

GALLOIS, C. Communication and Culture. John Wiley and Sons, 1996. 172 p. ISBN 0-471-966622-3.
KŘÍŽKOVÁ, A. -- PAVLICA, K. Management genderových vztahů.: Postavení žen a mužů v organizaci. 1. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 2004. 155 p. ISBN 80-7261-117-8.
LESSEM, R. -- GATLEY, S. -- ALTMAN, Y. Comparative Management. A Transcultural Odyssey. London: Mc-Graw Hill , 1996.
NOVÝ, I. -- LUKÁŠOVÁ, R. Organizační kultura: Od sdílených hodnot a cílů k vyšší výkonnosti podniku. 1.vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. 176 p. ISBN 80-247-0648-2.
NOVÝ, I. -- KOLEKTIV, -- SCHROLL, S. Interkulturní komunikace v řízení a podnikání. Management Press.
NOVÝ, I. -- SCHROLL-MACHL, S. Spolupráce přes hranice kultur. Praha: Management Press, 2005. 313 p. ISBN 80-7261-121-6.
ŠTRACH, P. Mezinárodní management. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 168 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2987-9.
ROSINSKI, P. Koučování v multikulturním prostředí.: Nové nástroje využití národních, firemních a profesních odlišností. 1. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7261-195-9.

Study plans:
N-EM-MAR Marketing Management in the Global Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
Run in the period of: SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, WS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Room: Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Zuzana Hejhalová on 01/22/2016.

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