2014 Unit of Study

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Cross-Cultural Management
UoS Code IBUS6002
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Summer School - December and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
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Lectures 1x 3hr lecture/seminar per week
Assessment Group research projects (35%), final exam (30%), individual written assignment (25%), and participation (10%)
Description An understanding of cultural differences and how to manage such differences is critical to effective management in international and multi-cultural business environments. The aim of this unit of study is to provide conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that will develop an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact on management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. Major topics include the significance of culture in international management, the meaning and dimensions of culture, comparative international management and leadership styles, managing communication across cultures, ethics and social responsibility in global management, cross-cultural negotiation and decision-making, forming and managing global teams, and developing the international and global manager.
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