Conference Day II

Friday, September 21st, 2012

RESEARCH APPROACHES: THE CULTURAL SCIENCES’ POINT OF VIEW
09:00 – 09:30
Cultural DIVERSITY in Multinational Corporations
Alois Moosmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Germany
Moosmüller will first look at the history of DIVERSITY from a cultural perspective. Further, he will point out how ethnocentric attitudes and work habits despite all the globalist rhetoric are rather the rule than the exception in the daily routines in MNCs.

09:30 – 09:45
Discussion

09:45 – 11:15

Cultural Diversity

11:15 – 11:45

Networking & coffee break

11:45 – 12:30
(re)Th!nking of the cultural sciences point of view and visualization of the results.
Continuation of the gallery

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

ADDRESSING DIVERSITY IN THE PRAXIS
14:00 – 14:30
How to live DIVERSITY
Juhani Ilmarinen, Juhani Ilmarinen Consulting LTD., Finland
Why and how managers have to update their awareness, attitudes and competences aiming to lead and support people with diverse strengths and needs?

14:30 – 14:45
Discussion

14:45 – 15:30
Podium discussion
DIVERSITY and “wicked problems” in business

  • Satu Peltola, Kymenlaakso University, Finland
  • Ari Lindeman, Kymenlaakso University, Finland
  • Lutz Becker, Karlshochschule International University, Germany

15:30 – 16:30
Panels on the practical point of view
Presentation of selected contributions and practical examples related to the lecture of Juhani Ilmarinen.
DIVERSITY and leadership

16:30 – 17:00

Networking & coffee break

CONCLUSIONS
17:00 – 17:45
(re)Th!nking, Workgroups on (re)Th!nking DIVERSITY
Discussion and visualization of the results and finalization of the gallery

17:45 – 18:00
(re)Th!nking DIVERSITY
Andreas P. Müller & Cordula Braedel-Kühner, Karlshochschule, Germany
Conclusions and outlook of the conference

18:15
Optional Event
DINNER AT BADENIAN RESTAURANT “BEIM SCHUPI”