Development Working Groups
Saturday, June 4th 2011
09:00 - 10:30
Estonian Business School, 407

DWG: Reinventing Higher Education to Respond to Multiculturalism in the 21st Century Management Education

DWG Chairs:

Hamid H Kazeroony, Walden University, hamid.kazeroony@waldenu.edu
Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian University, astachowicz@polsl.pl

Organizational Coordinator:
Hamid H Kazeroony, Walden University, hamid.kazeroony@waldenu.edu, 641-569-0257

Presenters:
Hamid H. Kazeroony, Walden University, USA
Agata Stachwicz-Stanusch, Silesian University, Poland
Peter Odrakiewicz, Poznan University College of Business, Poland
Mette Zølner Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Joo-Seng Tan; Nanyang Technological U, Singapore

Abstract:

This DWG provides a venue for building a foundation for future multicultural management
approach through building future relationships and encourages future research on the topic.
Therefore, this workshop acts as a catalyst for practitioners’, administrators’, and scholars’
dialogue to share information and create tacit knowledge across cultures and disciplines. Within
this context, the workshop takes an (1) interdisciplinary approach, (2) includes US and Asian
colleagues, (3) includes practitioners and administrators to ponder on how to respond to
environmental factors to organize business departments and institutions in creating cross-cultural
competent managers for the 21st century organizations and global community at large. Thus, the
workshop, through exchanges and preponderance of contributions by its participants will
advance new ways of departmental and institutional organizations that are student and
learner centered to address the future organizational and social needs.

Keywords: Multiculturalism, Reinventing Higher Education, 21st Century Management