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Iva Kirovová. Intercultural Context of MBA Studies. Iva Kirovová The Czech Republic VSB-Technical University of Ostrava Faculty of Economics Department of Management Iva.kirovova@vsb.cz. Management Education in the Czech Republic –before 1989 (1). Background A centrally planned economy

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Iva Kirovová

Intercultural Context of MBA Studies

Iva Kirovová The Czech RepublicVSB-Technical University of OstravaFaculty of EconomicsDepartment of ManagementIva.kirovova@vsb.cz

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management education in the czech republic before 1989 1
Management Education in the Czech Republic –before 1989 (1)

Background

  • A centrally planned economy
  • Management positions were approved by the Communist Party

Managerial work

  • Having the right contacts with the right people
  • An autocratic style
  • A promotion
    • Loyalty, political considerations

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management education in the czech republic before 1989 2
Management Education in the Czech Republic –before 1989 (2)

Management education

  • Political influence

Management

  • Focus on scientific management

Traditional teaching methods

    • Lectures, seminars
    • Political influence
    • Passivity, obedience

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management education in the czech republic after 1989
Management Education in the Czech Republic after 1989

Background

  • The transition of political and socioeconomic system
  • A new era of cooperation West – east
  • Gaps of relevant managerial knowledge and competences
  • Foreign academics and consultations firms
  • Significant changes in educational programs
  • An intercultural context?

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the proliferation of mba programs
The Proliferation of MBA Programs
  • Originally established in the USA (over 100 years ago)
  • Adopted also in Europe
    • The first wave (1959 -70´s )
    • The majority of programs were modeled on American programs
    • The second wave (the mid 1980-2000)
    • European wave
    • Enormous number of MBA programs
    • Offered also in post-communist countries

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mba programs in the czech republic
MBA Programs in the Czech Republic
  • 1998 – CAMBAS (Association of the Czech MBA Schools)
  • 8 members
  • More than 20 MBA programs are offered in the Czech Republic (data from 2006)
  • VSB-Technical University of Ostrava has been offering the MBA since 1989
  • A franchised program from Liverpool John Moores University

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the mba program in ostrava
The MBA program in Ostrava
  • A part-time executive MBA program
  • Class sessions are realized approximately over 3 weekend periods
  • The MBA students are mostly managers from middle or upper managerial levels, between 30 and 50 years, working for international or local companies, largely industrial firms

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effective people management
Effective People Management
  • A compulsory module taken during the 1st year of the MBA program
  • The opportunity for developing knowledge and skills relevant to various aspects of managing people
  • Participative teaching methods
    • Individual and group activities, cases, etc.
  • Two written projects

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intercultural context of mba 1
Intercultural Context of MBA (1)
  • The Anglo-Saxon origin of MBA programs
    • Delivery methods, grading system, etc.
      • Case approach
    • Most of management theories come from the USA or Western Europe
    • Cultural context of various concepts
      • Leadership, motivation theories, teamwork, psychological contract, etc.
    • Students do not accept or do not understand all contemporary concepts, models or theories

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intercultural context of mba 2
Intercultural Context of MBA (2)
  • Czech MBA students didn't get used to interactive educational approaches, e.g. to cases
    • Largely lower level of soft skills (e.g. communication skills)
  • Problems with application of cases
    • Cultural context of cases, lower activity, individual responsibility, etc.
  • Written projects
    • Individual responsibility, deadlines, etc.

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hofstede s four dimensions of culture hofstede 1999 kolman et al 2003
Hofstede´s four dimensions of culture(Hofstede, 1999, Kolman et al, 2003)

LOW MEDIUM HIGH

Power distance UK CZ

USA

Uncertainty avoidance UK CZ

USA

Individualisms

vs. collectivism CZ UK

USA

USA

Masculinity vs. femininityUK CZ

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discussion
Discussion
  • Other theories focused on cultural context
  • Inglehardt and Baker (Berry et al., 2006)
    • 2 basic value dimensions:
      • Traditional vs. secular rational
        • Obedience vs. independence
      • Survival vs. self-expression
        • Economic security vs. quality of life
  • Leadership prototypes, communication styles, job design, educational practices, etc.

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conclusions
Conclusions
  • A cultural context of human behavior
  • A globalization influence on MBA studies
  • A need to understand global and local socio-economic context, including intercultural context

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