International Management

Entrepreneurial and Cross Cultural Competences

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

The course covers comparisons of a.) different emerging behavioral theories in entrepreneurship research and b.) cultural theories of Kluckhon & Strodtbeck, Schein, Thomas, Hofestede und Trompenaars.
In this course students identify and exercise entrepreneurial and cross-cultural skills and behaviours that lead to firm performance and growth. After completion of the course students will have a better understanding of their personal entrepreneurial (and intrapreneurial) as well as cross-cultural capacity and understand learning paths on how to develop or improve essential competences.

Learning outcomes

In this seminar students develop a better understanding of their entrepreneurial and intercultural competences. They test strategies on how these competences can be applied, developed and improved.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Dumetz/Saginova/Woolliams/Foster/Belbin/Trompenaars/.../Hampden-Turner: Cross-cultural management textbook: Lessons from the world leading experts in cross-cultural management (2012).
Jahrmann: Außenhandel, in der Reihe Kompakt-Training Praktische Betriebswirtschaft (Hg. Olfert) (2013).
Lussier/Corman/Kimball: Entrepreneurial New Venture Skills (2014).
Academic Journals:
The Journal of Business Strategy
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Mode of delivery

Seminar, 2 groups, 2 SWS, 4 ASWS

Prerequisites and co-requisites

M1, M6

Assessment methods and criteria

final examination, class interaction