Cross-Cultural Management - CB746

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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6 15 (7.5) DR P Nellikka Puthusserry

Pre-requisites

BUSN6005 International Business: Theoretical Insights

Restrictions

Available to short-term/exchange students

2019-20

Overview

This module offers a comprehensive introduction to the area of cross-cultural management research. Based on a critical analysis of the assumptions underlying various approaches to studying national cultures, frameworks are applied to understand cross-cultural issues managers in international organisations may face. Indicative topics are:
• Management and culture
• Different approaches to cross-cultural management
• Cultural-frameworks and its application
• Roles of the global manager
• Global management challenges

Details

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Contact hours

Total contact hours: 21
Private study hours: 129
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Group Presentation (20%)
Individual Reflective Report (2,000 words) (40%)
Individual Essay (2,000 words) (40%)

Reassessment method:
100% coursework

Indicative reading

Browaeys, M-J. & Price, R. (2013) Understanding Cross-cultural Management, 2nd edition, Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall

Deresky, H. (2017). International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, 9th edition, Harlow: Pearson

Primecz, H, L. Romain & S. Sackman (2011) Cross-cultural Management in practice, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Branine, M (2011) Managing Across Cultures, London: Sage

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- examine different approaches to study cross-cultural management at different levels of culture, in particular, at the level of national culture;
- demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of traditional and current approaches to study differences between cultures;
- examine the effects of cross-cultural differences in a range of managerial areas
- demonstrate critical awareness of the underlying assumptions and problems of traditional approaches to study differences between cultures;
- critically evaluate alternative approaches to study cultural differences and understand their practical relevance

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- apply underlying concepts and principles to a variety of relevant contexts;
- draw on existing research to initiate and undertake critical analysis of new information, and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis;
- communicate information, arguments, and analysis, both orally and in writing
- work effectively and take shared responsibility in groups.

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