Readings

lec # TOPICS subtopics readings
1 Introduction and Overview Set the baseline. What understanding of leaders and leadership has each of us already acquired? How does that reflect our global experiences?

Identify Teams

Introductory Presentation of each Team's Region: Geography, History, Regional Differences, Politics, Economic Issues

Brief Overview of the Theories and Themes in this Course
2 Cultural Styles Universalism vs. Particularism

Individualism vs. Collectivism

Neutral vs. Emotional

Achievement vs. Ascription

Cross-cultural Dialogue
Amazon logo Trompenaars, Fons, and Charles Hampden-Turner. Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Global Business. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998, pp. 1-10, 29-37, 49-53, 68-75, 80-82, 105-111, 121-122. ISBN: 0786311258.
3 Social Dimensions Assertiveness

Gender Differentiation

Uncertainty Avoidance

Power Distance

Cross-cultural Dialogue
Javidan, Mansour, and Robert J. House. "Cultural Acumen for the Global Manager: Lessons from Project GLOBE." Organizational Dynamics 29, no. 4 (Spring 2001): 289-304.

Amazon logo House, Robert J., Paul J. Hanges, Mansour Javidan, Peter W. Dorfman, and Vipin Gupta. Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2004, pp. 410-411, 365-366, 622-623, 539-540, 250-251, 573-574. ISBN: 0761924019.

Schneider, Susan, and Jean-Louis Barsoux. Managing Across Cultures. 2nd ed. Essex, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2003, pp. 87-95.
4 Orientation to Time and Space Focus on Past, Present or Future: Short or Long-term Horizon

Monochronic or Polychronic Activities: Rigid or Fluid Schedules

Space: Public, Private or Mixed

Cross-cultural Dialogue
Amazon logo Trompenaars, Fons, and Charles Hampden-Turner. Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Global Business. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998, pp. 123-128, 132-144. ISBN: 0786311258.

Amazon logo Gesteland, Richard R. Cross-Cultural Business Behavior: Marketing, Negotiating and Managing across Cultures. 2nd ed. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press, 1999, pp. 55-62.  ISBN: 8763000253.
5 Leadership Effectiveness Leadership Traits

Leadership Styles

Presentation of Student Papers

Critique of Course
Amazon logo Kouzes, James, and Barry Posner. The Leadership Challenge. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002, pp. 13-22, 24-25. ISBN: 0787956783.

Goleman, Daniel. "Leadership that Gets Results." Harvard Business Review, March-April 2000, pp. 78-90.

Amazon logo Derr, C. Brooklyn, Sylvie Roussillon, and Frank Bournois. Cross-Cultural Approaches to Leadership Development. Westport, Connecticut: Quorum Books, 2002, pp. 290-292. ISBN: 156720466X.

Graham, John L. and N. Mark Lam. "The Chinese Negotiation." Harvard Business Review, October 2003, pp. 82-91.