The overarching objective of this module is to enable students to enhance their understanding of the way in which globalisation and international business activities affect management and management practices across cultures. Managers increasingly find themselves working across borders which calls for a thorough understanding of issues that relate to cross-cultural management.
This module offers interactive engagement with organisational practices that are affected by or affect successful management across cultures. Through the combination of lectures, case study analysis, group discussions and student-led presentations students will be invited to engage in an in-depth consideration of issues concerning management across cultures.
You will find that you are learning alongside a diverse group of students from a range of countries, which also provides an opportunity to reflect on cross cultural interactions in a class room setting.
- To provide students with a critical understanding of different aspects of management across cultures;
- To introduce students to key concepts and theoretical lenses on management across cultures;
- To enable students to independently and critically analyse the considerations needed for successful management across cultures;
- To provide students with skills for their professional life.
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will:
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of key perspectives, theories and concepts that inform management across cultures, especially with regard to:
- The cultural context of management across cultures;
- The practices of managers in international contexts;
- The management of cross-cultural conflicts, problems and challenges.
- Have developed a range of transferable skills.
Skills for your professional life (Transferable Skills)
Improve your listening skills and develop greater understanding of the learning gains from sharing different viewpoints by participating in group discussions.
- Improve your team working skills by preparing small group presentations.
- Improve your oral communication skills by participating in small group presentations.
- Improve your time management by working on a 15 minute group presentation.
- Develop your presentation skills by working on delivery, logical development, non-verbal communication (body language, eye contact, general posture, use of notes, use of voice, pace and timing)
- Nurture your curiosity and reflexivity by keeping a weekly Learning Journal documenting key learning points, including your observations and experiences of individual and group work.
- As you work on your learning journal, develop your critical thinking and written communication by reflecting on your learning in a cross-cultural setting and relating your learning experiences to theories and concepts studied throughout the module.
- Module Supervisor: Huiyan Fu