Cultural Values: The Theoretical Foundation of Cross-Cultural Management Research

LecturerEdwin R. McDaniel, PhD
with classes at 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
Room/Adress TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Seminar contentCross-cultural issues are an increasingly critical aspect of management in the global interdependent economy, worldwide climate change cooperation, large scale natural disaster/pandemic responses, and forestalling nuclear weapon proliferation. Moreover, domestic state populations are experiencing greater multicultural integration, which is projected to grow in the coming decades due to south-north migration. Management of these challenges will require intercultural competence to mitigate cross-cultural antagonisms. To help attendees prepare for the future, this seminar will survey the major theoretical perspectives currently used to research contemporary cross-cultural topics from economic, sociological, psychological, and anthropological disciplines.

The initial class will provide an overview of culture, communication, and intercultural communication. Subsequent classes will be organized around a case study perspective. Lessons will begin with a short discussion period on a theoretical framework, followed by a critique of the methodology, and then move to group work designed to help students recognize, analyze and resolve contentious cross-cultural issues.

Learning Objective:
Provide a theoretical framework for recognizing and analyzing the effect of culture in cross-cultural management settings
Preparation materialMandatory:

Additional material:
CertificatePh.D. students from the Faculty of Economics, TU Dresden can earn a certificate according to § 9 of the Ph.D. doctoral regulations (PromO 2018):
Ph.D. students of Business Management: § 9 (1) Nr. 5 or 6
Ph.D. students of Business Informatics: § 9 (1) Nr. 6
Ph.D. students of Economics: § 9 (1) Nr. 6

Ph.D. students from other universities can earn a certificate as well.
Assignment(1) Attend all classes
(2) Participation in class and group discussions
(3) Participate and contribute to case study groups
RegistrationParticipation is limited (max. 35). 
To register send an e-mail to Dr. Uta Schwarz:
Phone: +49 351 463-33141