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LB5240 - Cross-Cultural Leadership

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Manual - (30%) - Individual.

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 10-Mar-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Jun-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 06-Oct-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 2, Intensive
Census Date 23-Jun-2022
Face to face teaching 04-Jun-2022 to 26-Jun-2022 (9am-5pm Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June; 9am-5pm Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 2, External
Census Date 23-Jun-2022

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.