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School of Economics and Political Science
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Course unit
INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT, THEORY AND PRACTICE
ECO2048815, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
EP2423, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track MANAGEMENT [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT, THEORY AND PRACTICE
Website of the academic structure http://www.economia.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DIEGO CAMPAGNOLO SECS-P/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/10 Business Organisation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 CAMPAGNOLO DIEGO (Presidente)
GIANECCHINI MARTINA (Membro Effettivo)
GUBITTA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Course held during the International Summer Program in China. Classes and exam: end of June - beginning of July. Course dedicated to selected students only.
Target skills and knowledge: Expected competences:
1. How to identify intercultural management issue
2. How to communicate and negotiate in a intercultural contex
3. How to design organizational strutures for international development
4. Knowing the HRM issues in an intercultural context
Examination methods: Final written exam (multiple choice questions) and a project work
Assessment criteria: Final written exam, project work and in-class participation
Course unit contents: Globalization and the corresponding internationalization of firms mandate that entrepreneurs and managers learn how to analyse different countries and develop competences to conduct effective international relationships. In so doing, a thorough understanding of how national cultures affect organizations, behaviours and managerial processes is essential (inter-cultural or cross-cultural management).
This course is aimed at providing students with concepts and tools of the Intercultural Management practices with a specific focus on China.

The course will concentrate on the following topics:
• The meaning and dimensions of culture
• Managing Across Cultures
• Organizational Cultures and Diversity
• Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation
• Strategies and Organizational Structures across cultures
• Managing decision and control processes across cultures
• HRM across cultures: selection, development, motivation and leadership
• China: institutional, cultural and social aspects
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lectures will be complemented by case studies discussions and company visits (both in Italy and in China) aimed at providing practical applications of the tools and concepts discussed in class
Additional notes about suggested reading: An e-book edited by McGraw-Hill through the Create service:
Campagnolo D., 2013, Intercultural Management: Theory and Practice, McGraw-Hill
(chapters are mainly from Luthans F., Doh J.P., International Management: Culture, Strategy,
and Behavior, 8/e, McGraw-Hill

Croci M., 2011, I cinesi sono differenti, Francesco Brioschi Editore
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Story telling

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure