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Intercultural Management 4

Module name (EN): Intercultural Management 4
Module code: DFBBW-450
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2SU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Term paper and presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFBBW-450 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2009, semester 4, mandatory course
DFBBW-450 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 4, mandatory course
DFBTO404 International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 4, mandatory course
DFITM-404 International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 4, mandatory course
DFBLG404 International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 4, mandatory course
DFILM-404 International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 4, mandatory course
DFBBW-450 , Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 4, mandatory course
DFIM-405 , Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 4, mandatory course
DFBLG404 Logistics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 4, mandatory course
Workload:
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jensen
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jensen

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to
 
-        name and explain the economic structure and the central factors that influence economic developments in France and Germany.
-        explain the specifics of German and French industrial relations,
-        explain differences in management and leadership style,
-        identify intercultural dilemmas and discuss their relevance for the national economy,
-        describe typical French and German leadership behavior,
-        explain differences in French and German corporate culture,
-        solve classical misunderstandings in the German-French working context,
-        avoid or solve conflicts in Franco-German teams,
-        research content on selected national cultures independently and evaluate it according to predefined criteria,
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        be able to work successfully and independently in a project group towards a given goal and deadline. This includes the independent distribution of work packages within the group, their preparation by the respective group members and a group presentation. This also includes resolving any conflicts that might arise within the group or escalating them to the lecturers, where necessary.
-        Students will also be able to write a paper and hold a presentation in accordance with scientific principles and deliver their presentation within a given time frame.
Introduction to Intercultural Management II:


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Module content:
 
-        The French and German economy in comparison - Development, structure, sectors, institutions
-        Industrial relations in France and Germany - Importance of employers, unions, state
-        Cultural facets of globalization
-        Intercultural dilemmas (child labor, corruption, health and safety standards)
-        Management behavior in France and Germany
-        Differences in French and German corporate culture
-        Practical application of intercultural knowledge - culture-specific organization of typical business situations, working in German-French teams
-        Beyond the Franco-German focus: changing culture-related country-specific focal points
  


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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, paper, presentation, group work

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Recommended or required reading:
- Breuer, Jochen Peter/de Bartha, Pierre: Deutsch-Französische Geschäftsbeziehungen erfolgreich managen. Spielregeln für die Zusammenarbeit auf Führungs- und Fachebene. Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Köln, latest edition
- Breuer, Norbert J.: Geschäftserfolg in Frankreich. Fakten, Marktstrategien, Interkulturelles zu Deutschlands Handelspartner Nr. 1. Verlag Galileo Business, Bonn, latest edition
- Mitchell, Charles: Interkulturelle Kompetenz im Auslandsgeschäft entwickeln und Einsetzen. Fachverlag Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Köln, latest edition
- Untereiner, Gilles : Le Marché Allemand: Bien connaître les Allemands pour mieux travailler avec eux. Maxima, Paris, latest edition


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