ED 766 Cultural Dimensions in Global Management (2-4)
Designed to enable the student to become a change agent who can function in multicultural settings. This need is driven by the rapid development of foreign economics, the increasing availability of technical and financial resources, and the emergence of a global economy. Students gain a basic understanding of culture as it relates to present organizations and transorganizations within a global framework. The course emphasizes organizations that are global within as well as outside the United States , multinational organizations, transnational organizations, as well as global, social-change issues. Some of the issues covered include adapting organization development strategies to the culture blinders, understanding cultural diversity and the effect of cultural values on the organization change process, and applying strategy to dramatically changing environments. (Students in the Educational Technology concentration enroll in ED 766 for 2 units.)