describes how you anticipate the concepts from this course will apply to your professional life. This paper should be written with your current situation in mind and looking forward, but not applying the courseâ€™s concepts retrospectively to a past situation.
Among the questions you should address in this paper are:
- ï‚· What are the most relevant concepts from the course to you?
- ï‚· How do you anticipate those concepts impacting you professionally?
- ï‚· How will you apply these concepts to your future work?
- ï‚· (Optional) What from this course has made an impact on you personally or professionally as youhave progressed through this course?
- ï‚· What from this course do you anticipate having the greatest impact on you professionally as youmove forward in your career?
- ï‚· Knowing what you know after taking this course, what will you do differently from now on?As you answer these questions, be as specific as possible. Donâ€™t just say, â€œI found the concept of culture to be relevant to me.â€ Write specifically about how you would apply a certain model to a situation.The important criteria in this paper are application and specificity. Your success in this paper will depend not only on how well you demonstrate an understanding of concepts, but on how well you can apply them to real world situations. The more specificity you bring to your discussion, the better the application will be.This paper should be written at a level consistent with a graduate program. However, as this is a highly personal paper, it is acceptableâ€”and advisableâ€”to write in the first-person. Think of this paper as telling a storyâ€”a personal one about you and your work.I envision this paper to be in the neighborhood of 6-12 pages.
Course Objectives: After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- ï‚· Understand the Integrated Cultural Framework
- ï‚· Appreciate the role of culture (both internal and external) in organizations
- ï‚· More fully understand the communication/culture/change link
- ï‚· Better appreciate the value of cultural diversity
- ï‚· Have a more realistic view of international careers, including the impact on lifestyle
- ï‚· Define leadership
- ï‚· Contrast management and leadership
- ï‚· See the international dimensions of leadership
- ï‚· See the international and cultural dimensions of ethics
- ï‚· Negotiate cross-culturally
- ï‚· Apply the various concepts from this course to real-world situations
- ï‚· Analyze cases involving cross-cultural aspects of business
- ï‚· Write about cross-cultural issues
- ï‚· Orally present cross-cultural case analyses
Adler, N.J.& Gunderson, A. (2007) International dimensions of organizational behavior (5th Ed.). Cincinnati, OH: South-Western.
Mallinger, M. & Rossy, G. (1999). Integrated cultural framework.
Cohen, E. (2007) â€œGlobal considerations for corporate universitiesâ€ In M. Allen (ed.), The next
generation of corporate universities. San Francisco: Pfeiffer. (On Sakai). Please download the following cases and articles from the following website:
How to steer clear of pitfalls in cross-cultural negotiations. Harvard article.Oil and Wasser. Harvard case.
Shanghai real estate (A). Harvard case.
What gets lost in translation. Harvard article.