604.725 (17W) Challenges of the CEE in the EU

Wintersemester 2017/18

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11.10.2017 13:00 - 17:00 , HS 9
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Challenges of the CEE in the EU
LV-Art
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
9 (35 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
11.10.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Introduction/CourseObjectives 

The objectives of this course are to introduce graduate students of theUniversity of Klagenfurt with the international management by focusing on theCentral and Eastern Europe (CEE) region, and examine the region’s maincharacteristics, opportunities and challenges. By attending this course, thestudents will get familiarized with specifics of managing in the globalenvironment and modern business trends, which will enhance their understandingof the opportunities and challenges it bring. In addition, students will focuson CEE region (and specific CEE countries) to understand its role in relationto the EU as well as international business environment. Special attention willalso be given to geopolitical issues of the CEE region, as well asmulticulturalism of the CEE and intercultural dialogue needed. Students willalso enrich their knowledge and perspectives related to the crucial componentsfor future sustainable development, namely the importance of knowledge andlearning, authenticity and authentic leaders as well as ethics and social responsibilityin CEE. Lectures and seminars on selected topics and its applications in CEEbusiness environment will be given to equip students with knowledge andcompetences needed to become active players in the contemporary businessenvironment of the EU and/or CEE countries.  

Lehrmethodik

Please find the Syllabus in the Moodle Course

Inhalt/e

Course Topics 

Introduction to the Course

Managing in a Global Environment

Modern Business Trends and their Challenges

  • CEE Region and Countries and the EU
  • Geopolitical Issues with the CEE Focus
  • Multiculturalism of CEE and Intercultural Dialogue in CEE

Knowledge Management and the Role of Learning Organizations in CEE

  • Authenticity and the Role of Authentic Leaders in CEE

The Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility in CEE

Course Summary

Meeting
Time & Hours

Themes
1
Wednesday
October 11th, 2017
13:00-17:00

Introduction to the Course
Managing in a Global Environment
Modern Business Trends and their Challenges
3
Wednesday
November 8th, 2017
9:00-13:00

  • CEE Region and Countries and the EU
  • Geopolitical Issues with the CEE Focus
3
Wednesday
November 15th, 2017
9:00-13:30

Multiculturalism of CEE and Intercultural Dialogue in CEE
Knowledge Management and the Role of Learning Organizations in CEE
4
Tuesday
November 21st, 2017
13.30 – 16.30

Authenticity and the Role of Authentic Leaders in CEE
Teamwork project presentations
5
Wednesday
November 22nd, 2017
12:00-16:00

The Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility in CEE
Course Summary
Final Exam

Literatur

Basic Course Literature

 Dimovski, V., Penger, S., Peterlin, J., Grah, B., Černe, M., & Klepec, M. Penger, S (editor).

(2016). Advanced management and leadership practice. Essex: Pearson education limited.

 Daft, R. L. (2016). Management. Cengage Learning. (selected chapters)

 PPT slides

Additional literature:
• Jashapara, A. (2011, 2nd edition). Knowledge management: An integrated approach. Harlow:
Pearson Education. (selected chapters)
• Easterby-Smith, M., & Lyles, M. A. (2005). The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational
Learning and Knowledge Management. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
• Poór, J. et al. (2016). Evaluating the ethical position in eight Central and Eastern
European Countries and Finland: The results of an empirical research project. Journal
of Eastern European and Central Asian Research, 3(2), 1-11.
• Pew Research Center. (2017). Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern
Europe. Found at http://www.pewforum.org/2017/05/10/religious-belief-and-nationalbelonging-
in-central-and-eastern-europe

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Assessment

Active participation (10%)

Teamwork project with presentation (30%)

Open book examination (60%)

Open book examination:

The open-book exam will take place at the last session on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.

Exam duration: 90 minutes.

Final exam will be composed of questions that the students will answer in the form of essay answers, demanding a comprehensive knowledge of the topics, covered at the course. Aids permitted: Students can bring Basic and Additional Course Literature.

Teamwork project with presentation 

 Teamwork project is a condition for positive grade at the course. The teamwork project comprises 30% of the final note, thereof: 10% content of the written project; 10% structure, style and references used; and 10% presentation of the teamwork in class.

At written part the most important thing for students is to present the rationale for choosing a specific CEE country and convince readers and audience why their business will be a success (doing a business of their choice in/with the selected CEE country, e.g. establishing a spin-off or a subsidiary, import/export business), taking into consideration different issues the country faces (the one presented at course as well as other, country and business specific issues). At the presentation, the most important is to provide an effective and well-constructed presentation that engages the listeners into a constructive debate, therefore all presenters are advised to provide at least 3 questions from their project for the audience you would like to open.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Note range:

  • Positive evaluation: 55 - 100 points;
  • 55 - 60 (6)
  • 61 - 70 (7)
  • 71 - 80 (8)
  • 81 - 90 (9)
  • 91 - 100 (10)

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 918, Version: 12W.4)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 604.725 Challenges of the CEE in the EU (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium International Management (SKZ: 908, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 604.725 Challenges of the CEE in the EU (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Options) (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer (Options) ( 0.0h XX / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 604.725 Challenges of the CEE in the EU (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
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