Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Course Code
BL 311
Hours
3 hours
Type
Elective
Offered
  • Fall 16 (A)
  • Fall 17 (A)
Prerequisites
No credit in LHC 310

Cross-cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution --- The ability to negotiate effectively is essential to business success, especially in a global economy. This course emphasizes negotiation strategies and skills that enable managers, functional specialists (for example, in finance, marketing and accounting), consultants, entrepreneurs and others to create and claim value in a manner that enhances long-term business relationships. Among the specific topics in the course are legal and ethical frameworks for negotiation, psychological tools that enhance negotiation effectiveness, and negotiations strategies for dispute resolution (including the use of third party processes such as mediation and arbitration in resolving business disputes). Because the course is offered in an international setting, special emphasis is placed on cross-cultural negotiation and dispute resolution. Included in this cross-cultural experience are: (1) negotiations with local students; (2) feedback provided from and given to your negotiating counterparts regarding your negotiation strategy and tactics; (3) interviews of locals and using a cross-cultural assessment tool, and (4) sessions with local managers, entrepreneurs and government officials.

Taught By
George Siedel
  • Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration
  • Thurnau Professor of Business Law
George Siedel completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan and Cambridge University. Following graduation, he worked as an attorney in a...