Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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Leadership Across Borders

International Organizational Behavior focuses on organizational culture and how it enables – or sometimes hinders – bottomline results in international contexts. We will look at bottomline results across public, for profit, and nonprofit worlds. This course, at its heart, is about the people side of the enterprise.

Themes covered include diagnosing and changing organizational culture, managing and motivating individuals, leading and working in teams, leading organizational change, development, and transformation, and new organizational forms/structures emerging in response to complex business and social challenges. The relentless focus of the course is on practical strategies, frameworks, and analytical tools that managers and leaders deploy to improve business performance in international organizations.

This course seeks to challenge assumptions about what organizations are, broaden understandings of effectiveness, and expand analytical repertoires and management skills. Competencies for effective teamwork suffuse the syllabus, as do those related to changing and improving organizational performance through people.

International Management
International Management
Intl Policy & Management
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Fall 2016 - MIIS

MBAG8501A-F16 Lecture (Glenzer)

Spring 2016 - MIIS

MBAG8501A-S16 Lecture (Glenzer)

Fall 2015 - MIIS

MBAG8501A-F15 Lecture (Glenzer)