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Cross-Cultural Management - IBUS1102

Year - 2018

Critical to effective management in international and multicultural business environments is an understanding of cultural differences and how to manage those differences. This unit provides conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that develops an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. Strategies for managing and harnessing cultural differences are also evaluated. The subject matter is explored from an internal perspective as well as from an external perspective, looking at issues within the company as well as issues between the multinational company and its host environment. Major topics include the significance of culture in international management; the meaning and dimensions of culture; comparative international management styles; managing communication across cultures; global business ethics; cross-cultural negotiations; cross-cultural leadership and motivation; culture and consumer behaviour; and managing cross-cultural conflict.

Classes
1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week

Assessment
research project (20%), mid-semester assessment (30%), in-class quizzes (10%), attendance and participation (5%), summary (5%), final exam (30%)

Assumed knowledge
English Fluency

Prohibitions

IBUS2102

Details

Faculty: Business (Business School)

Intensive February

22 Jan 2018

Department/School: International Business
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 23 Feb 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Business (Business School)

Intensive June

28 May 2018

Department/School: International Business
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 23 Jun 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: International Business
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: International Business
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
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