*The Doctoral Program in Organization and Management Education*

*An Interuniversity Graduate School Collaboration of Five Danish 


*Maastricht University*

*School**of Business**and Economics*


*7^th Masterclass / Conference:***

*Global and Cross-Cultural Management*

*Lectures & discussion sessions
on *

*Foundations of Cross Cultural Management Research*

*Past, Current & Future Trends of C.C. Mgt. Research*

*Research/PhD. projects/papers Presentations & Feedback

*Guest Lecturers include:*

Geert Hofstede, Mark F Peterson, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michael Minkov


Mikael Søndergaard, Aarhus University

Martin Carree, Maastricht University

*Time and Place:*

13-18 June, 2011

Schoolof Businessand Economics


Tongersestraat 53

6211 LM Maastricht

The Netherlands

*Application and Fee:*

Please apply before April 29, 2011 to: Anita Weijzen, A2.16, SBE, Maastricht University, Department of Organization and Strategy, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands.E-mail:  [log in to unmask]  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  .A fee will of 450 Euros be charged. Inexpensive student accommodation is available.

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*Purpose and Content*

This PhD workshop and conference aims at creating a stimulating and 
relevant learning environment providing the participants with a 
background and perspective for carrying out empirical cross cultural 
management studies about a broad array of issues. Newcomers to the field 
are likely to find the PhD master class and its readings useful as a 
basic introduction to classic perspectives and key publications in the 
field. Advanced junior researchers in the field are likely to find the 
master class and its readings useful because of its analysis of the 
context of well known contributions and controversies surrounding 
landmark studies. The set of readings we present provides a broad, 
interdisciplinary perspective. Doing international organizational 
studies requires a certain degree of breadth, unlike most other fields 
of social science.

The master class is designed to be both a workshop where the 
participants discuss selected readings guided by the facilitators as 
well as a conference where the participants present a piece of their own 
research often related to their PhD project. Feedback on these 
presentations is an important part of the master class. The participants 
will have access to selected readings in time to prepare for the 
workshop. Participants are expected to send in questions, reflections or 
general remarks prior to the workshop. The facilitators will organize 
the discussion in part around this input.

The content of the workshop is divided into four major sections. The 
first section deals with /universality and cultural specificity. /We 
attempt to answer the overall question: *why should we include culture 
in organizational and management research? *

The second section describes /the projects that started up/ the field. 
It deals with basic social science theory and early international 
organizational studies. Readings derive from emerging anthropology, 
sociology and psychology as well as international organizational studies 
until 1980.We attempt to answer the question: *how and why was culture 
studied in international organizational studies of management and what 
was the status of the field in 1980?*

The third section covers Hofstede's Culture's Consequences project and 
reactions to it. Hofstede's project (1980, 2001) is considered pivotal 
to the field as it provided a substantial degree of structure and basis 
for subsequent national level research and application which at times 
has been overused and even abused. A careful reading of Hofstede's work 
is essential to any scholarship that deals with organizations, 
cross-cultural management and national culture. This section attempts to 
answer the question: *what did the paradigm introduced by the Culture's 
Consequences project contribute to the field of international 
organizational studies of management?*

The fourth section deals with /alternatives within the paradigm /of 
Culture's Consequences by discussing alternative value dimension 
approaches and paradigm variants. This section deals with debates about 
studying culture dimensions and attempts to answer the question:*what 
projects reflect the paradigm of Culture's Consequence's project and 
what have they contributed to the field of international organizational 
studies of management?* To conclude, the workshop deals with current and 
future debates in order to outline what future research agendas may emerge.

During the facilitation the world class scholars will present results 
from new research projects for example a new dimension of cultural 
differences based on Michael Minkov's analysis of the World Values 
Survey data. Moreover adjustments and additions to the Hofstede 
dimensions will presented based on work presented in Hofstede, Hofstede, 
Minkov, 2010, */Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind.  
Revised and expanded 3rd Edition. /*Mark F. Peterson will discuss many 
new research findings regarding societal differences in social 
structures, within-nation regional variability, and cross cultural 
research methods with implications for organizations as well as new 
developments in the field based on his articles and his work with the 
Handbook of Cross Cultural Management Research. *//*Jan Gert Hofstede 
will present applications in cross cultural teaching and research.

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