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LB5240 - Cross-Cultural Leadership

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • presentations (30%)
  • assignments (30%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching 05-Dec-2020 to 07-Feb-2021 (9am-5pm Sat 5th & Sun 6th December 2020; 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 6th & 7th February 2021)
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

External, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2020

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching 05-Dec-2020 to 07-Feb-2021 (9am-5pm Sat 5th & Sun 6th December 2020; 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday 6th & 7th February 2021)
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

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
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

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
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

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
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

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.