Week 1

Sunday, September 15

  • 6:20 pm: arrival Team UKZN at Dresden Airport
  • welcome snacks and meeting of the students

Monday, September 16

  • arrival of Wits student and staff
  • 9:00 am: city rally and campus tour
  • 14:00 pm: official welcoming by Vice – Rector of TUC, Dean of Faculty and Head of the International office
  • 16:00 pm: round of introduction and Students expectations

Tuesday, September 17

  • 9:00 am: keynote lecture by Prof. Friedrich SCHNEIDER (University of Linz) “Formal and informal Economies in a globalized world”
  • 1:30 pm: course project by Andrea FRIED and Andreas TAFFERTSHOFER (TUC)
  • 6:00 pm: get together barbecue at “Windkanal”

Wednesday, September 18

  • 9:00 am: course project
  • 1:30 pm: lecture by Prof. Rainhart LANG (TUC) “What means global leadership?”
  • 3:15 pm: student presentations
  • Maja KUKO and Nancy GRÜNER “The impact of national culture on organizational culture in South Africa and Germany” (TUC)
  • Phangisa MATSEBULA (Wits) “A mixed methods analysis of the purpose and writing of graduate training programs in a multinational in South Africa”
  • Guy WILDING (Wits) “Leadership and its effects on creativity and intrinsic motivation”

Thursday, September 19

  • 9:00 am: lecture by Dr. Michael SAMUEL (Wits)
  • student presentations
  • Peace AKURE (Wits) “Strategic planning and firm performance”
  • Keletso LETSHOO (Wits) “The relationship between local networks and students´ academic performance”
  • Eleanor Meda CHIPETA (Wits) “Entrepreneurship – and creativity”
  • 1:30 pm: student presentations
  • Anika LOTH and Christin KRASULSKY (TUC) “The changing understanding of informality concepts”
  • 2:45 pm: course project
  • 6:00 pm: cooking event at “CdK”

Friday, September 20

  • 9:00 am: seminar by Taahir VAJETH (UKZN)
  • 10:45 am: student presentations
  • Lungelo MSOMI (UKZN) “Informal economy – the south African public sector perspective”
  • Kanyisa Clive BUXEKA (UKZN) “Diversity in the workplace – a look at gender and culture”
  • 1:15 pm: departure for Berlin

Saturday, September 21

  • sightseeing and free time in Berlin

Sunday, September 22

  • sightseeing and free time in Berlin

Week 2

Monday, September 23

  • 9:00 am: lecture by Prof. Henry WISSINK (UKZN)
  • 10:45 am: student presentations
  • Marianne LISCHKA “How are formal and inforaml criteria related in the selection of personnel?” (TUC)
  • Beatrice NNAMBOOZE (UKZN) “The role of HRM departments in relation to informal expectations in an organization”
  • 1:30 pm: seminar by Michaela WIEANDT-LEDEBUR “Formal processes and informal Networks – recruiting practices of multinational companies”
  • 3:15 pm: student presentation
  • Janette Kleeberg and Juliane Klot (TUC) “Which qualification/competencies lead to a job application and which cultural differences of formal and informal do exist for this evaluation”
  • Asaad MANJOO (UKZN) “Entrepreneurship, innovation and global leadership”
  • 6:00 pm: course project

Tuesday, September 24

  • 7:30 am: departure at the hostel to Dresden Hellerau
  • 9:30 am: site visit at Hellerau “Realizing a cooperative principle – the Garden City Movement”
  • 1:00 pm: site visit of Saxonian Parliament Dresden “Beyond standing orders – informal intercourse of established political parties with the rightwing party NPD”
  • sightseeing

Wednesday, September 25

  • 9:00 am: student presentations
  • Chesarae Kris PILLAY (UKZN) “Entrepreneurship and innovation in formal and informal economies and global leadership”
  • Chiara PARTAB (UKZN) “Charismatic leaders are valued in innovation research and related to champions or promoters of the innovation process”
  • James MHLOPHE (Wits) “Evaluating perceptions on the impact of strike action on collective bargaining – a case of lonmin platinum mine in Marikana”
  • Chrisbel NCUBE (Wits) “Evaluating the impact of employee motivation on job satisfaction – a case study of the city of Johannesburg metropolitan municipality”
  • Thato PHIRI (Wits) “The effectiveness of flexible working hours on talent attraction and retention, and gender differences”
  • 2:00 pm: site visit of KOMSA AG at Hartmannsdorf, an European ICT distributor and service company “Informal accounting aspects”
  • 6:15 pm: group sports course – climbing at “OnSide”

Thursday, September 26

  • 9:00 am: student presentations
  • Jörg MÜLLER (TUC) “Creativity in a bureaucratic environment – informal processes as assumption for product innovations in banks”
  • Rethabile TSEKEDI (UKZN) “Using Hofstede´s national culture model to explain unresolvable discrepencies in organizations”
  • 10:00 am: seminar by Prof. Silke HÜSING (TUC) “Behavioral aspects in taxation”
  • 2:30 pm: lecture by Sascha BERGER (GL Group) and Prof. Friedrich THIEßEN (TUC) “The financial service sector and the relevance of informal and interpersonal coordination”
  • 7:30 pm: farewell Dinner at “Ausgleich”

Friday, September 27

  • 9:00 course project and presentations by students
  • 1:30 pm: student´s expectations – revisited
  • 2:30 pm: departure for Wits to Dresden

Saturday, September 28

  • 7:00 am: departure for UKZN to Dresden