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Management of International Teams

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students will also have the competence of leading intercultural and distributed teams, and be able to recognize in time risks and conflicts and then to deal with them or resolve them in a systematic way.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

This course focuses on the following:
- Intercultural communication
- Characteristics of international and distributed teams
- Concept of leadership (cosmopolitan leadership)
- Team structures
- Roles and also detailed role perception and conflicts
- Intercultural conflict management

To foster detailed understanding, business cultures, mental models and diversity will be addressed and fundamentals of communication and conflict management from the perspective of intercultural teams will be repeated.

recommended or required reading

- Becker, H. / Becker, A. (1992): Psychologisches Konfliktmanagement: Menschenkenntnis, Konfliktfähigkeit, Kooperation. Dtv
- Hackman, J.R. (2002): Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances. Harvard Business Review Press.
- Hackman, J.R. (1990): Groups That Work (and Those That Don't): Creating Conditions for Effective Teamwork. Jossey Bass
- Hackman, J.R. (2011): Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems. Berrett-Koehler
- Schmidt, W. et al. (2007): Communicating globally. Intercultural Communication and International Business. Sage Publications

assessment methods and criteria

project work, final examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

group work, individual work, presentation, duscussion,

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Egger

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable