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KV202222 KV41 Cross-Cultural Management, Perspectives on Transnationalism and Diaspora 4 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Maria Elo

Learning outcomes

The course brings together national culture and cross-cultural management, in particular, it introduces the elements of transnationalism and diaspora into the context of managing international business. After the course students are familiar with the basic concepts of national culture, strategic issues of cross-cultural management and novel research findings from transnationalism and diaspora research. These findings and the reading material assist the students to identify perspectives that are relevant to international business and to develop their perceptions on respective potential and threats inherent in IB. The role of diasporas and their transnational characteristics are analyzed in the problem settings. The students are able to separate individual-level issues from national and organizational-level, and learn to reflect and analyze more objectively. They learn to identify critical issues and situations in a cross-cultural business context, develop ways to solve issues, and generate implications for management practices and policy making. As a learning outcome the student has developed her/his abilities on the role of culture and cross-cultural interaction, and may apply this knowledge in real-life management. The student is able to act and develop solutions for cross-cultural problems that incorporate various levels and forms of culture in a constructive and result-oriented manner.
The course advances independent reading and critical analytical thinking, it fosters interdisciplinary knowledge and reflection skills, and as an output produces improved cross-cultural managerial skills.


The course is finalized with a written assignment. The assignment is based on the reading material and it also includes an individual case study-topic that is provided by the lecturer for analysis and discussion. The reading material based on journal articles and books provides the theoretical basis. This reading material is to be reviewed in the assignment. The case study can be a desk-top study and based on secondary data.
The student prepares an assignment, which includes at least the following parts a) introduction, b) theoretical review, c) method, d) case study and analysis, e) findings and discussion (with implications), f) references. Additional sources relevant to the given case-topic are considered as beneficial for the assignment quality.

Teaching methods

No compulsory lectures, workshops organized twice a year.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English

Written assignment. Contact the teacher for more information.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1st or 2nd year

Further information

This course is available for the students in the GIM Master's degree programme only.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Economic Sociology
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Business Chinese