“Cross-Cultural Management” Course by Dr. Julia Frisch

The course focuses in particular on the teaching of intercultural skills, through which the participants should learn to find their way around in transculturally active companies and acquire skills in dealing with employees and business partners. This is done through practical case studies and exercises.

In addition to her teaching position at the EIABM, Dr. Frisch is also active at the University of Trier in the Didactics of Social Sciences Department.  This is the Interreg project “Sesam’GR” – Axis 5: Transnational Career Orientation in the Greater Region and Transnational Educational Research. Her research interests include “Cross-border Cooperation in Organisations”, “Commemorative Cultures and Participation in European Borderlands” and “Trade Unions and Industrial Relations in Europe”.

Student´s voice:
“We were able to have deep and long discussions on several points and experiences in intercultural challenges and moments. Flexibility in case studies. Dr. Julia is open, genuine and honest regarding mates which may seem sensitive.” (ST 2019)


M6-4 Cross-Cultural Management

Students learn about cultural influences on human resource management, communication and collaboration in international contexts. The course connects classical perspectives on culture and diversity to recent views on cultural dynamics and intercultural collaboration. Students learn to reflect on the multi-layered character of culture (societal, organizational, and professional) and the ways cultural practices work out in daily organizational life in a globalised world. The course provides students with a basic knowledge of models of cross-cultural communication and cultural theory. Participants will further get an understanding of the way culture influences the collaboration in multicultural teams or organizations. Furthermore, themes such as cultural negotiation, intercultural competence and diversity management will be addressed.