Curricula Guides

Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KV202223 KV30 Managing Across Cultures 2–6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Innan Sasaki
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
Courses designed for first year students.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students are able to
1. be aware of the relevance of culture in international business
2. identify and analyze different theories and concepts of culture
3. have comprehensive understanding on how these theories and concepts affect international business activities, and 4. how they can be applied as international business strategies.

In addition, the students will learn to solve problems in teams and gain interactive skills needed to work in cross-cultural teams. Finally, students will develop their communication skills by presentations and a written exam.

Contents

The course aims at increasing the student's basic understanding of the different theories and concepts of culture, and theories closely related with culture in international business. These will be discussed in varying context such as multinational enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises, and firms in varying lifecycles. Understanding of these theories and concepts forms a basis for students to capture business activities from cultural perspective, and apply culture as an international business strategy. Also, these theories will serve as tools that can be applied when students face culture related challenges. The course includes a practical team work where students use the theories taught in the classes to analyze the cultural strategies of existing companies.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 14 h 0 h

Lectures and in-class exercises 2016-2017: Period I (Intensive course planned in week 40)
Group work: Period II
Independent study: Periods I and II
First exam date: October

Lectures and in-class exercises 2017-2018: Period I (Intensive course planned in week 38)

Modes of study

Lectures and in-class exercises: 14 h (One-week intensive course, attendance to the lectures is encouraged but not compulsory)
Group work (Compulsory for IB students, and for non-IB students who want to get 2 cr. from this part)
Independent study of books (Compulsory for all students who want to get 2 cr. from this part)
Independent study of a collection of articles (Compulsory for all students who want to get 2 cr. from this part)

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
IB students: Compulsory to take all 6 Cr. Presentation of a group work, and the group work evaluations (40%) Written exam of books (30%) Written exam of a collection of articles (30%) Non-IB students: (A) Non-IB students can choose to take 2, 4, or 6 Cr. From the combination of any parts specified below: (B) Presentation of a group work, and a group work evaluation (100% for the first 2 Cr.) (C) Written exam of a book (100% for the second 2 Cr.) (D) Written exam of a collection of articles (100% for the last 2 Cr.)

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn
3. year autumn

Study materials

A selection of chapters from books:

  1. Thomas, D. C.; Peterson, M. F., Cross-cultural management: Essential concepts. Los Angeles, Sage Publications 2014.
  2. Schein, E. H., The Corporate Culture Survival Guide. San Francisco, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009.
  3. A collection of both classic and latest articles (announced later).

Further information

Attendance at the first lecture is obligatory.

This is a compulsory course for all IB students limited to max. 70 students

Priority is given to student major in IB and in their 2nd and 3d years (but not exclusive to those; the course is available for students who are interested in having IB as minor, and exchange students).

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
2018–2019
Teaching
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
Marketing
Economic Sociology
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Multilingual Business Communication