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BX3052 - Cross-Cultural Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The increasing significance of multinational corporations and globalisation has created a need to understand and manage people working within more culturally diverse organisations. This subject adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to introduce students to important issues and challenges in managing cultural diversity in the workplace. Conceptual and theoretical frameworks are used to develop an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ and how such differences impact on organisations. Topics include cross-cultural communication and marketing, negotiation and conflict resolution, management of a multi-cultural workforce, the dynamics of multi-cultural teams, the impact of cultural heterogeneity/homogeneity on innovation and creativity, the role of mental models and schemata in intercultural interactions, leadership and motivation across cultures and human resource development across cultures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define culture and its origins and demonstrate key dimensions of culture;
  • Demonstrate an analytical understanding of how culture influences management and leadership by examining theoretical frameworks and empirical research results;
  • Develop an ability to understand, predict and handle a variety of situations facing international managers when acting in a culturally diverse context;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how cultures develop and change.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of level 1 BU BX EC CO MG TO subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3739 MG3717

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturer: Mr Dwight Lemke.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Stephane Le Queux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20% - 30%); assignments (30% - 40%).

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