Chinese Workplace Cultures

Autumn 2020

Chinese Workplace Cultures (5 ECTS)

Organiser: University of Turku / University Network for Asian Studies

Instructor: Outi Luova, Centre for East Asia Studies, University of Turku

Time: 1.10-31.12. 2020 (last chance to take this course!)

Goals: During this course, participants will learn 1) to understand the basic aspects of cultural intelligence (CI) and working in multicultural environments, and 2) to interpret specific features of Chinese working place cultures through practical examples. By gaining knowledge and understanding on these features, participants will know how to work efficiently in a Chinese work environment.

Contents: China possesses one of the fastest growing economies in the world and Chinese companies are becoming ever more important as merger and acquisition investors. Chinese organizations and working environments have many specific features that are also under rapid change due to globalization and digitalization. Without properly understanding the general aspects of work in global multi-cultural companies and the unique aspects of Chinese working place cultures, misunderstandings, frustration, and other such problems may arise. The course is aimed at students who plan to work in China, or in Chinese-owned companies for example in Finland.

 Taken as:

  • Online lectures, course readings and online materials
  • Group discussions
  • Learning diary (ca 1500 words) for each of the modules

Application period: August 24–September 13, 2020.

Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 60 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.

Available through the Open University at the University of Turku.

Persons who are not registered at the member universities of the University Network for Asian Studies, can apply to this course via the Open University at the University of Turku. There is a quota of five students on this course for students of the Open University. Please note that the Open University has an own, separate application process.
Information about the application criteria and study fees is available on this web site
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