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2012/2013  KAN-CBL_OMCH  Organizing and Managing in Regional Context – Chinese

English Title
Organizing and Managing in Regional Context – Chinese

Course information

Language Chinese
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Verner Worm - Department of International Economics and Management
Secretary Birgitte Hertz, bhe.stu@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 08-02-2012
Learning objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to
  • • Describe the dynamics of the management transformation taking place in China
  • • Discuss and analyze particular aspects of the Chinese context as well as local differences.
  • • Describe the cultural background for the development of the management system.
  • Commutative competence:
  • • Respond fluently to the examiner’s questions so that the examination flows as a dialogue.
  • • Present the main content of the assigned Chinese texts in Chinese
  • • Argue in a coherent and understandable manner without inhibiting language mistake.
Students must document Chinese language qualifications as well as general knowledge of China and Chinese culture and societies on a level equivalent to the BA degree in Business Administration and Chinese at the Asian Studies Programme. The course if also of benefit to Chinese natives and others fluent in Chinese Who take interest in the course content.
Organizing and Managing in Regional Context – Chinese:
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 30 Minutes
The students will write a one page synopsis (500 characters) in Chinese that serves as the launch pad for a discussion of the syllabus and topics covered in the class. The synopsis must be submitted two weeks before exam. The examination is oral and takes its point of departure in the synopsis beginning with presentation by the student (max 5 min) followed by an open discussion. The examination will take 30 minutes (incl. 5 min evaluation)
Students receive two grades: one grade is determined by the content of his/her performance at the exam, and the other that reflects his/her communicative skills in Chinese.
Course content
The aim of the course is two-fold. On the one hand it will build up students’ oral communicative skills in Chinese. The course will enable the students to present and discuss management issues in general, as well as to strengthen their Chinese skills pertaining to the negotiation process. On the other hand the course will provide the students with insights into management practices in China, as well as the intrinsic dynamics of negotiation process.
The course will focus on theoretical and practical issues regarding organizational and management practices in China. More specifically these issues will be dealt with from the situational and practical perspective of negotiation. The competencies and the knowledge needed to correctly analyze the dynamics of the process includes a clear understanding of the business environment and its actors; i.e. to grasp the historical, social, and cultural background of the actors; a high proficiency in intercultural communication. The course will take the student through the various stages of an aspect of a management process, and these will be dealt with both theoretically and practically. Whenever appropriate cases will be used to illustrate and further explore the workings and practices of management in a Chinese context.
Teaching methods
The course will be taught in a seminar style cum lecture format. You are expected to have read the material in advance and be prepared for discussing it in class. Intensive class discussions will be supplemented by lectures, and outside speakers. If there is any Chinese management issues that catch your attention we would encourage you to bring it up in class for discussion. It may also be helpful to keep abreast of the latest developments in Chinese management.
Expected literature

To be announced on Learn
Last updated on 08-02-2012