JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

LB5240 - Cross-Cultural Leadership

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Suzie Pont
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 (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 24-Jun-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Suzie Pont
Lecturer: Mr Robert Godby.
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, Study Period 11, Intensive
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching 18-Dec-2021 to 16-Jan-2022 (9am-5pm Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December 2021; 9am-5pm Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th January 2022)
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
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

Study Period 11, External
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux.

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.