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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Global Virtual Teams - AM501023
Title: Global Virtual Teams
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/4 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Dvořáková Zuzana prof. Ing. CSc.
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Vlachý Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (06.04.2020)

Povinná literatura:

Adler, R.B., Elmhorst, J and Lucas, K. (2013). Communicating at Work. Chapter 7: Leading and

Working in Teams. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 184-209.

Camerer, R. & Mader, J (2012). Intercultural Competence in Business English. Chapter 3: Intercultural

theory. Cornelsen: Berlin, pp. 29-41.

Camerer, R. & Mader, J (2012). Intercultural Competence in Business English. Chapter 7: Corporate

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Zveřinová Jana Mgr. (22.09.2020)

Active participation, completion of project and individual tasks

The assessment is as follows: 60%=60 points for successful completion of all tasks in the GVTs project. The quality of the exchange outputs will depend on the quality of students' input; 40%=40points for an academic paper in the form of a reflective essay, drawing on insights gained from theroretical input on GVTs and the GVT project experience.

There is no end of semester examination.

Last update: Vlachý Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (06.04.2020)

The subject focuses on development of intercultural and teamwork competence in global virtual teams in business environment. It is twofold. 1) In a virtual interuniversity exchange, students work in culturally mixed teams and use English as a lingua to complete collaboratively project tasks and present joint results of the exchange in the form of reports and video presentations. Students apply analysis of cross-cultural frameworks in business context with the focus on a communication strategy of a company of their choice. Theoretical input on working in GVTs forms the basis of class sessions and feeds into student’s GVT projects. 2) In the final part, students draw on the exchange experience and aspects of GVT theory to write individually an academic paper.

1. Introduction to work in GVTs; basic concepts

2. Institutional and team introductions; team formation

3. Aspects of working in GVTs; how to build trust in a virtual workplace;

4. Video-conferencing skills for GVTs

5. Cross-cultural frameworks; corporate culture

6. Applying the theoretical frameworks to critical-incident analysis

7. Best practice in GVTs – focus on joint team reflections;

8. Report writing in theory and practice

9. Current business situation and a communication strategy of a company of teams’ choice

10. Recommendations to business for best practice in GVTs

11. Video conference presentations of project results

12. Writing a reflective paper on GVTs I – awareness of writing genre and the components of an academic paper

13. Writing a reflective paper GVTs II – identifying topic areas

14. Writing a reflective paper GVTs III- focus on academic language and style

Course completion requirements
Last update: Vlachý Jan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (06.04.2020)

Zápočet: aktivní účast na cvičeních, zpracování projektových a individuálních úkolů

Zkouška: 60% hodnocení = kvalita výstupů v projektu; 40% hodnocení = kvalita individuálního výstupu v podobě reflektivní eseje