Cross-cultural Dimensions of International Management



How can a leader effectively drive performance within global teams? Clearly the answer to this question draws our attention to a critical issue for organizations. While global teams are a powerful management tool, research suggests that many falter and most experience a great deal of conflict and miscommunication. Global teams also remind us that there is no such thing as one universal leadership style or approach. This course focuses on understanding what it takes for leaders to be effective when managing global teams. You will gain valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities presented by designing and managing cross-cultural teams. You will also assess your own leadership competence across critical cross-cultural management situations. This course will involve lecture, case analyses and student-led case discussions. Prerequisites: BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior.