Cross Cultural Management

Subject 325-219 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 3 contact hours per week
Total Time Commitment: A total of 3 contact hours per week
Prerequisites: 325-201 Organisational Behaviour
Corequisites: 325-201 Organisational Behaviour
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof Anne-Wil Harzing
Subject Overview:

As a result of a process of globalisation at both societal and organisational level, it has become increasingly important to be aware of cultural differences and to be able manage culturally diverse organisations. In this subject you will learn about the challenges that managers of both domestic and international businesses face in managing across cultural boundaries. The following topics will be covered in detail in this subject: cross-cultural communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, management of a multi-cultural workforce, the role of mental models and schemata in intercultural interactions, leadership and motivation across cultures, the role of language in international business, and management of the human dimension of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and alliances.

Objectives: .
Assessment: A 2-hour examination (50%) and assignment(s) totalling not more than 5000 words (50%).
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Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
  • Some level of development: statistical reasoning.
Notes: To replace 325-324 Cross Cultural Management

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