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LB5303 - Cross-Cultural Management

[Not offered in 2012]

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

This subject gives an overview of cross-cultural Human Resource Management issues, covering the areas of: (1) National Culture and its impact on the global manager; (2) the role and structure of Multi-National Enterprises (MNE's); (3) the HRM functions of MNEs in a global context; and (4) the Impact of Host country governments on MNEs.

Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to undertake comparative analysis of aspects of international HRM with an emphasis on the role of national culture, and its effect on global firms or firms operating transnationally;
  • the ability to assess, analyse and understand strategic international HRM in the light of overall business planning;
  • an inquiry into the specific areas of Host government relations and Host country labour relations;
  • to gain a clear understanding of the current issues involving the managing of people cross- culturally, with an emphasis on people in multinational enterprises (MNEs).

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • 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 work individually and independently.

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.