Cross-Cultural Management: Attempts to Replicate Silicon Valley


In spring semester 2009, Professor Robert Isaak, PhD, from Pace University, New York, will be holding a lecture on "Cross-Cultural Management" at the University of Mannheim. He will be hosted by the Chair of "Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises (SMES) and Entrepreneurship" at the University of Mannheim.

1) Course Description
This course will compare and  contrast different management concepts in different cultures, focusing on national peculiarities in the US, Germany, France and Japan.
It will also evaluate prerequisites to set up "Silicon Valleys" in countries other than the US, referring to India, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, China and Israel and using case studies as instruments. The emphasis is on the competition among different types of capitalism in a setting of global turbulence and change and a systematic examination of high tech regional centers.

2) Course type
The course involves formal lectures, class discussion, case studies and students' oral presentations. 

3) Degree type of the students
The course is formally recognized as a constituting part of the "Hauptstudium der BWL" (SBWL: "International Management") and is adressing students at the master/graduate level.

4) ECTS points
Successful examination grants 6 ECTS points.

5) Time and Location
From 02/18/2009 until 06/05/2009 every Wednesday 10.15 - 11.45 in O 133

6) Registration
Registration is compulsory! Interested students have to register at the Chair of  "SMEs and Entrepreneurship" during 02/09/-02/13/2009 between 10 and 12 am. Please bring your ECUM -card (students' ID) to obtain admission to the course. Please note that the attendance is restricted to 25 participants who will be selected by "first come, first serve".

7) Contact person
Contact person for this course is Ms. Vartuhi Tonoyan ;
(Office Hours: Wednesdays: 3.00-5.00 pm; phone: 0621-181-2895; email: tonoyan@ifm.uni-mannheim.de).

Further information regarding readings and requirements is attached in the syllabus ready for download under "Dateien".

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In spring semester 2009, Professor Robert Isaak, PhD, from Pace University, New York, will be holding lectures on "Cross-Cultural Management" and "Globalization, The New Economy & International Management" at the University of Mannheim. During this time, he will be hosted by the Chair of "Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises and Entrepreneurship" at the University of Mannheim. mehr...
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