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150028 VO Intercultural negotiation patterns (2019W)

(WiSe)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften

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This course is designed for students who expect to perform managerial or diplomatic functions in their future careers. Its key objective is to equip students with the knowledge and basic skills required to conduct, manage and analyze negotiation processes. A special focus lies on culturally diverse approaches to negotiations.

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 100 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Students will be able to sign up for an additional evening session to undertake an extended simulated negotiation on a likely diplomatic scenario. Dates will be made available in class and on Moodle.

Friday 04.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 11.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 18.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 08.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 15.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 22.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 29.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 06.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 13.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 10.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 17.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Friday 24.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to equip students with a robust knowledge base of the major theories and concepts of negotiation. Students will approach negotiation from structural (i.e. interests, parties etc.) and processual (i.e. interactive, cognitive) perspectives. A secondary - and equally important - objective is the development of students’ facility in negotiation practice. The synthesis of theory and praxis ultimately aims to enable students to negotiate in a range of intercultural contexts and thus contribute to their graduate employability.

The course is comprised of reading, class meetings which illuminate the required materials, as well as an extended (3 hour) practical negotiation exercise.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
i. Describe the central frameworks of negotiation and critically analyze and evaluate the negotiation process;
ii. Consider and apply successful negotiation strategies to probable international diplomatic and/or managerial scenarios;
iii. Summarize the ethical ramifications of the main negotiation approaches;
iv. Pinpoint the bias(es) that are factors in the outcomes secured by both decision-makers and negotiators, and critically reflect upon the role of these biases in one’s own negotiation practice;
v. Analyze negotiation strategies in the context of East Asia and develop and apply appropriate behaviors.

Assessment and permitted materials

Update due to COVID-19 on 28.4.2020 (registered students informed via Moodle on 15.4.2020):

Students are required to complete one course examination and can select from four dates. Students who did not sit the first exam at the end of January 2020 have the option to do so online via Moodle. The dates/times are as follows:

Exam 2 - 30.4, 10.00-11.30
Exam 3 - 15.5, 14.00-15.30
Exam 4 - 3.6, 19.00-20.30

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Students are required to complete one course examination and can select from four dates.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students must successfully pass one course examination.

Examination topics

Update due to COVID-19 on 28.4.2020 (registered students informed via Moodle on 15.4.2020):

The examination is essay-based. Students will be presented with two questions and should respond to one in the allocated time. Candidates are permitted to use course material during the examination and must submit their completed essay via Moodle within the 90 minute time frame.

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During the exam, students will be able to respond to questions based upon the reading material provided or in-class discussions and exercises.

Reading list

DeMarr, B. J., & Janasz, S. C. (2013). Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fells, Ray E. (2016). Effective Negotiation: from Research to Results. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Kang, David. (2013). 'North Korea’s Relations with the United States and the Rest of the World.' In North Korea in Transition, edited by Kyung-Ae Park And Scott Snyder, 261-272. Plymouth: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

McKibben, Heather Elko (2015). State Strategies in International Bargaining: Play by the Rules or Change Them? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Quinney, Nigel (2002). U.S. Negotiating Behavior. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace.

Sebenius, J.K. (2002). Caveats for Cross-Border Negotiators. Negotiation Journal 18(2), 121-133.

Snyder, Scott (2000). Negotiating on the Edge: Patterns in North Korea's Diplomatic Style. World Affairs 163(1), 3-17.

Thompson, L. (2015). The Mind and Heart of the Negotiator. Boston: Pearson.

Association in the course directory

WM4, 1000, KMA M2, EC A153
altes Curriculum MA JAP: M9
neues Curriculum MA JAP: M6

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