Designing a relevant cross-cultural management course: a view through the lens of scientific mindfulness

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Dietz, Joerg and Aycan, Zeynep and Boyacıgiller, Nakiye Avdan and Fitzsimmons, Stacey R. and Francesco, Anne Marie and Jonsen, Karsten and Lee, Hyun-Jung and Sackmann, Sonja A. and Stahl, Günter K. and Osland, Joyce (2012) Designing a relevant cross-cultural management course: a view through the lens of scientific mindfulness. [Working Paper / Technical Report] Sabanci University ID:SU_FMAN_2012/0003

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Literature review and interviews with CCM instructors and former course participants who are now expatriates indicate that CCM courses generally lack relevance. To address this problem, we suggest a new type of CCM course designed through the lens of scientific mindfulness, a holistic, cross-disciplinary, contextual, and reflexive approach to scholarship and practice with the intent to contribute to the betterment of society. First, regarding the course content, a scientifically mindful course is based on a broad and phenomenon-based definition of CCM recognizing that today’s corporations are not purely economic, but also social and political actors with a responsibility for global sustainability. Thus, this type of course highlights how cross-cultural competencies are critical for sustainable and responsible management. Second, this type of course makes extensive use of skill-building methods, such as service learning experiences. Third, such a course is evaluated at the levels of both student performance and course effectiveness in delivering outcomes that have the potential to contribute to society.

Item Type:Working Paper / Technical Report
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:21093
Deposited By:Nakiye Avdan Boyacıgiller
Deposited On:15 Dec 2012 14:31
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 14:25

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