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LB5240 - Cross-Cultural Leadership

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

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

  • critically analyse and evaluate theoretical frameworks of leadership in a cross-cultural context;
  • examine culture and analytically appraise key dimensions of culture;
  • analyse and appraise the notion of a global mindset;
  • synthesise and construct leadership approaches for culturally diverse stakeholders.

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching (9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th December 2019; 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th January 2020)
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

External, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching (9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th December 2019; 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th January 2020)
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Mrs Suzie Pont.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Jane Oorschot
Lecturers: Mr Ian Kirkwood, Mr George Valayil.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Stephane Le Queux
Lecturers: Mr Ian Kirkwood, Mr Robert Godby.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce, Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Mr Ian Kirkwood.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (30%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.