People in Business and Society

2019-2020

Course Objective

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH

ACADEMIC SKILLS (THREE AS):
After successfully completing this course, the student
• is able to analyze organizational and cultural challenges from
different perspectives (Analysis)
• is able to reflect the main features of complex organizational setups
in abstract strategic games and experiments (Abstraction)
• is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of view, for
possible interventions that help overcome problems in business and
society (Argumentation)

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE

KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning
the relevant areas in international business administration.
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• can explain, contrast, and compare theoretical predictions and
experimental results with case
studies of culture in organizations
• can describe theory and related concepts on cross-cultural management
and collaboration
• can describe basic theory on cross-cultural differences in a business
related context

APPLICATION: Can propose a solution to an international real-life
business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies.
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• is able to provide practical solutions for shaping individuals
interactions with others in an inter-cultural workplace
• is able to apply theoretical knowledge by comparing theoretical
predictions with experimental results and case studies in a specific
business situation

Course Content

During this course you are invited to critically think about culture,
intercultural communication, and collaboration across cultural
boundaries. Raising fundamental topics, you are encouraged to project
yourself into the international and intercultural organization to
understand the complexities that come with working in a diverse
environment. Reflecting on and discussing about strategic games,
experimental results, and business cases will help you to translate
academic, abstract knowledge into practice while developing your own
critical view.

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Method of Assessment

Written Exam - individual assessment
Team assignment – team assessment
Mandatory attendance tutorials - individual assessment

Literature

Dixit, A. K., & Nalebuff, B. (2008). The art of strategy: a game
theorist's guide to success in business & life. WW Norton & Company.

Sections from additional books, scientific articles, and Harvard
Business Review articles.

Custom Course Registration

For this course, a different registration procedure is applicable. You don't need to register for this course; the School will do that.

General Information

Course Code E_IBA1_PBS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. C.E. Rott
Examiner dr. C.E. Rott
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group*, Lecture*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.

Target audiences

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