Course syllabus KPMM - Culture, Organization and Management (ŠAVŠ - SS 2019/2020)

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Course title:
Culture, Organization and Management
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Human Resources Management (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration:
Time allowance:
full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/12 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study:
usual, consulting
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 (allowance 0/2)
definition of culture
levels of culture
c.culture, personality and identity

2.Organizational culture (allowance 0/2)
a.definitions of organizational culture
b.levels of organizational culture
tools of organizational culture

Organizational culture and management (allowance 0/2)
organizational culture and managerial processes
b.change of organizational culture
c.organizational identity and ethics

4.Typologies of organizational culture (allowance 0/2)
Typology by Deal and Kennedy
Denison´s model of organizational culture
Strong organizational culture

5.Organizational culture and gender relations (allowance 0/2)
a.Gendered organization
b.Gender integration and organizational culture
gender relations bench marking

Culture of an international organization (allowance 0/2)
a.national and organizational culture
b.organizational culture of an international company
personality of an international manager

7.Dimensions of cultural difference I (allowance 0/2)
a.dimensions of cultural difference
b.Hofstede´s theory
Schwartz´s model of cultural difference

Dimensions of cultural difference II (allowance 0/2)
Trompenaar´s dimensions of cultural difference
Collectivism - individualism as a key dimension of difference
c.Douglas´s group-grid theory

Living and working abroad I (allowance 0/2)
a.culture shock
expatriation and expatriates
expatriation proces management

Living and working abroad II (allowance 0/2)
reentry shock
c.intercultural training

Intercultural communication (allowance 0/2)
cultural differences and nionverbal communication
communication in an foreign language
intercultural negotiation

12.International teams (allowance 0/2)
working groups and teams
b.creating and managing international team
c.virtual international teams

Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
-Will be able to conduct a critical analysis of a culture of a concrete organization including the proposals for its change
Will explain the nature of the dimensions of cultural differences including their impact on organizational life
Will understand basic rules and principles of the management of both a culture of the domestic and a culture of the international organizations
Will understand both theoretical and practical meaning of a concept of culture
Will understand the basic principles of an intercultural communication and of a development of an incultural competence

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures24 h12 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)
0 h
4 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation15 h
0 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work15 h14 h
     Composing of presentation
15 h
14 h
     Preparation for final oral exam15 h
40 h
84 h
84 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
20 %
20 %
Term paper
30 %
40 %
20 %
0 %
Final oral exam30 %
40 %
100 %100 %
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:
Language of instruction: English
BROWAEYS, M. Understanding Cross-Cultural Management. London: Pearson Education Limited, 2015. 504 p.

Language of instruction: English
SCHNEIDER, S C. -- BARSOUX, J L. Managing across Cultures. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Prentice Hall Press, 2003. 330 p. ISBN 978-0-273-64663-1.
STRINGER, D M. -- CASSIDAY, P A. 52 activities for improving cross-cultural communication. Boston: Intercultural Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-931930-83-3.

Study plans:
Field of study N-EM-MAR Marketing Management in the Global Environment, part-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Field of study N-EM-MAR Marketing Management in the Global Environment, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019, place of teaching Praha
Track N-EMCZ-NMM International Marketing, part-time form, initial period SS 2018/2019, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Track N-EMCZ-NMM International Marketing, full-time form, initial period SS 2018/2019, place of teaching Praha
Run in the period of: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018 (and older)
Course tutor:
PhDr. Alemayehu Kumsa, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Mladá Boleslav, Praha

Last modification made by Ing. Lucie Kočí on 02/05/2020.

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