Cross Cultural Management Made Easy

Cross Cultural Management Made Easy, Simple, ‘to the point’ cross cultural training for dealing with business persons from around the world. All situations.

Do you know the cost of failure of cross-cultural awareness and lack of cross-cultural competence? The cost for cultural integration of Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company of USA to integrate the newly acquired company (in 1995), Pharmacia of Sweden was close to 1 Bn $ almost 300 Million $ above expectations. Despite such huge costs the company disintegrated and vanished from the world market within a decade of the merger.

When handled properly world cultural diversity can be converted to the key success factor of a business. The world of business requires knowledgeable culturally competent cross-cultural management professionals. This course is the first such course in the world on the online platform which boasts of super simple ideas, models, and theories that can significantly improve the cultural awareness and cultural competency of the entire workforce of your global business organization. In addition, the course provides invaluable tools, tips, and techniques to conquer the business world of multicultural differences, unique beliefs, norms, and values.

Topics Covered

The broad topics covered in this course include

1. Understanding World Cultures

2. Understanding Management Styles in Different countries

3. Understanding different leadership styles preferred in different countries.

4. Basic cross-cultural differences models and tools to understand cultural differences, like Hofstede’s Model, Globe Study, Cultural adaptation model, etc.

5. Basic cross-cultural management theories

Case Studies

Case Studies Included in this course include

1. Merger of Pharmacia of Sweden with Upjohn of USA

2. Failure of Vodafone in Japan

3. Exports of Tuna from India to Japan

About the instructor

Dr. Vijesh Jain, instructor of this course is a Harvard University, BITS, IIFT, BIMTECH, University of Mysore alumnus with more than 30 years of global industry, research, and training career with global countries in different countries. He has written several books on cross-cultural management and international business. His research papers in international journals and research platforms, international conferences have been consistently appreciated and quoted in research worldwide. Having dealt with more than 28 countries with 100’s overseas clients, Dr. Jain has practical cross-cultural management experience. He has also worked as the Director in reputed B Schools, at different places.

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