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Human Resources Management, Leadership and Culture in a Changing and Multicultural Context

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €1,199 one-time
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Course Description
This Summer Course is a two-week, 4 ECTS programme focusing on adding a global dimension to the participants’ knowledge acquired in their 3rd year bachelor curriculum. This Summer Course opts to go beyond mere textbook knowledge. The focus lies more on recent insights, in-depth understanding, and practical application.

Topics in Week 1 – Leadership and Culture in International Context:
• Leadership in an international context
• Cultures as context
• Cross-cultural management
• Impact of culture; individual and corporate level
• The international manager/leader
• Tools for assessing corporate culture
• Multiculture and change

Topics in Week 2 – HRM in International Context:
• Strategic HRM in an international context
• Technical HRM aspects in an international context (international recruitment/selection/talent management, etc.)
• Training and development in an international context
HRM and Innovation (e.g., robotization, artificial intelligence, machine learning)
• Work and Sustainability in an international context (e.g., working from home)

Depending on the number of participants, the sequence can vary.

• The main goals of this course are:
• To define a thorough understanding of the growing need for leadership and management of cultural diversity in the global business context.
• To provide conceptual and practical frameworks for successfully managing people and teams in a global, cross-cultural context.
• To identify new developments in the field of HRM, in relation to the increasing international and cross-cultural workforce.
• To develop the necessary insights and skills for international managers and professionals to operate successfully in a highly competitive, international context.
• To understand the influence as well as the impact of artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies on the themes of the course.

Recommended Literature
1. Win from Within, Heskett, J. (2022); Columbia Business School Publishing; ISBN 9780231203005
2. Leadership and Change Management, A Cross-Cultural Perspective, D. Halkias, J.Santora, P.Thurman, N.Harkiolakis (2017); Routledge; ISBN-10: 1472471660.
3. Human Resource Management, 11th edition, Torrington & Hall (2021); Pearson; ISBN: 9781292261645.

Furthermore, a variety of articles regarding the content of the course as well as websites such as HBR.org, Singularity Hub, CIPD.co.uk., InvestorsinPeople.com

Teaching Methods
Lectures, Presentations, Assignments, Skills, Work in subgroups.

Assessment Methods
Attendance, Participation, Observation, Assignment, Presentation, Peer review.

Course Coordinator
Willem Scheepers

You can find more information about the course on the custom chatbots from OpenAI’s ChatGPT: chat.openai.com/g/g-g74CLFQFz-human-robot-ai-interaction

Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
15 Jul 2024
Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
15 Jul 2024