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IBUS6002: Cross-Cultural Management

An understanding of cultural differences and how to manage such differences is critical to effective management in international and multi-cultural business environments. The aim of this unit is to provide conceptual frameworks and evidence from practice that will develop an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ, how these differences can impact on management, and how cultural issues can limit organisational effectiveness. Major topics include the significance of culture in international management, the meaning and dimensions of culture, comparative international management and leadership styles, managing communication across cultures, ethics and social responsibility in global management, cross-cultural negotiation and decision-making, forming and managing global teams, and developing the international and global manager.

Code IBUS6002
Academic unit International Business
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply relevant frameworks and disciplinary knowledge to management across cultures
  • LO2. identify, analyse and critically evaluate cross-cultural management issues in global business
  • LO3. develop communication and negotiation skills to work effectively in diverse and global environments
  • LO4. demonstrate problem-solving skills and suggest practical and well-justified resolutions
  • LO5. identify and analyse ethical, social and institutional issues that have implications on international management
  • LO6. identify the facilitators and constraints on managerial decisions and conflict management in diverse global environments