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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)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021 to 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 [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
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.
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: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.09.2022)

Active participation, regular attendance, 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 a written reflection based on the project teamwork critical incidents.

There is no end of semester examination.

Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.09.2022)

The subject focuses on development of teamwork competence in global virtual teams in the business environment. The students will receive in-class input based on theoretical background and hands-on practice to be able to carry out team project work among five European universities (CR, Germany, Ireland, France, Finland). The teams work as consultants providing a small or medium-sized enterprise with recommendations for developing a digital corporate communication strategy for a country in which the enterprise is currently not operating, but to which it is considering expanding. In the course plan, there are three synchronous project workshops in which the teams meet and work together on the project tasks. As a project follow-up, the students write individually a reflection based on critical incidents collected throughout the project work.

1. Introduction to working in GVTs; basic concepts

2. Aspects of working in GVTs

3. Video-conferencing skills for GVTs

4. Developing a cross-cultural communication strategy

5. Workshop 1 – agile work processes in GVTs

6. Critical-incident analysis

7. Selecting a foreign market

8. Selecting a digital communication strategy

9. Workshop 2 – working on internationalisation ideas

10. Workshop 3 – preparing the team presentation and executive summary

11. Best practice in GVTs

12. Video conference presentations of project results

13. Writing a reflection on GVTs using the critical incidents 1

14. Writing a reflection on GVTs using the critical incidents 2

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