|Course Title||Comparative Management|
|Institution||International Institute of Management|
AIM OF THE COURSE
The economic transition which is taking place in the Republic of Moldova nowadays has called to the attention of the society to a series of problems requiring radical restructuring of the system of thinking and economic behavior of persons aimed at establishing efficient and rational economies. The level of competitiveness of Moldavan firms will depend on the ability of managers to apply the best practices of international management, understanding and managing cultural differences. In this context, the course of Comparative Management will be very useful for students that study at the management faculty, as well as for those at other faculties with economic and business profiles.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
ROLE OF THE COURSE IN THE OVERALL DEGREE CURRICULUM
The course of Comparative Management is one of the new courses of the "Business Administration" program at the International Institute of Management. It gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with core concepts of culture and their influence upon the performance of firms, with the main theoretical conceptions of know-how transfer, with the methods and techniques for comparative management studies and culture specifics and business/service abroad.
The course of Comparative Management is taught in the last terms of the curricula of the International Institute of Management. This is a short course of 40 hours, which is taught to students after they have studied the obligatory basic economic and management subjects and the basic profiled subjects for the relevant specialty.
R. Nath, Comparative management: a regional view, Ballingher, Cambridge, 1988;
F. Trompenaars, Ch. Hampden-Turner, Riding the waves of culture, Pretince Hall, London NY, 1998;
O. Nicolescu, Management Comparat, Editura Economica, Bucuresti,1997;
E. Burdus, Management comparat, editura Economica, Bucuresti,1997;
Ph. R. Harris, R.T. Moran, Managing Cultural Differences, Gulf Publising Company, London, NY, 1996;
G. Hofstede, Managementul structurilor multiculturale, ed. Economica, Bucuresti, 1996;
R. Dore, Intreprindereea Britanica-Intreprinderea Japoneza, Ed. Tehnica, Chisinau, 1998;
Toffler A., Powershift, Ed. Antet, Bucuresti,1995;
Nicolescu O., Noutati in management international, Ed. Tehnica, 1993;
Imai I., Kaizen, Mc Graw Hill Book Company, NY, 1986;
Porter M., Competitive strategy, McGraw Hill, NY, 1980;
Achim M., Antropologie culturala, Napoca Star, Cluj, 1998;
Daft R. L., Management, The Dryden Press, NY, 1997.