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International study trip

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

• know the specific cultural characteristics of the respective country when it comes to management, strategy and leadership
• know the specific characteristics of the country regarding smart products and solutions (technology, acceptance, business models, etc.)
• know and understand the research strategy/research system of the host country when it comes to smart products and solutions
• understand the framework conditions for lead-market applications

prerequisites and co-requisites

According admission requirements

course contents

• International and strategic management in a country-specific context.
• R&D strategy and systems at state level
• Approaches to technology and innovation

recommended or required reading

Thomas (2014): Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts, Sage Publications Beise (2014): Lead Markets. Country-Specific Success Factors of the Global Diffusion of Innovations, Physica-Verlag Heidelberg

assessment methods and criteria

final report

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of studies

year of study

2. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code

not applicable

type of course unit


mode of delivery

Integrierte Lehrveranstaltung

work placement(s)

not applicable