Welcome to the course Comparative Management Culture 7,5cr

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 36-45.
Name of course

Comparative Management Culture

Course code


Application code



Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Course co-ordinator

Olivia Kang


Telephone: 026-648697

Course administration

Eva Persson

E-mail: kurs-aue@hig.se


Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: Registration for the course will be made at the first meeting.

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus and reading list

  • Course timetable
  • The course schedule is preliminary, please check back in August for updated schedule.
Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Welcome to Comparative Management Culture!

This is a half-time course with a weight of 7, 5 ECTS credits. The course will run between week 36 and 45. The course will be based on lectures, seminars with academic articles and case studies, in order to examine and compare management practices across countries and organizational environments. Comparative management looks at to what extent management principles are applicable from one business context to another and seek to understand the applicability of mainstream management know-how to other contexts. The course requires active participation in the form of discussion, presentation and written assignments.

Please join our introductory lecture on Tuesday, 4th of September 2018 between 13.00-15.00 hours in room number 51:318.

Looking forward to meeting you all!
Olivia Kang and Michelle Rydback


The course communication will be face to face during lectures, seminars and pre-scheduled meetings as well as though e-mails and discussions on Blackboard. The course contents, schedules, and information will be uploaded in the Blackboard and all important announcements related to the course will be also on the Blackboard. Moreover, individual or group emails will be sent to the students’ email accounts regarding important matters related to course.

Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

General information

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IT support
You can contact IT support if you encounter any problems with your user account or any other IT related problems. The IT support is open for visits 09.00-15.00 in the Student Centre, building 22, Monday to Friday. You can also contact them by telephone +46 (0)26 64 88 00 or email itsupport@hig.se

The library is located in the middle of the campus and is open to everybody. Welcome to the library to activate your entrance card as a library card. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

Student support
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The Student Centre
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff who can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You can also find a café in this area and a TV displays showing study-related information and the daily timetabling. You can contact the Student Centre by email at studentcentrum@hig.se

Web meetings with Adobe Connect or Zoom
Adobe Connect and Zoom are two services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.

Publicerad av: Eva Persson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-07-05
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)