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1. Understand the role of culture in international business including knowledge of the major policies.

This paper deals with the International Management assignment in which you have to focus on the following aspects in detail:

  • The role of culture in International business including major policies
  • The phenomenon of primary organisational and national cultural features to meet organisational objectives
  • Critically evaluate the issues and chances of regulating global workforce
  • The top elements that play an important part in a globalised economy
  • Practical application of cultural awareness and knowledge
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the effects of regional cultural issues on the corporate organisational culture
  • Explain the major characteristics involved in the development of effective global virtual teams

Instructions 

BUS6003

International Management

Part 1

Group PowerPoint Presentation

Assignment Brief

As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit an International Management assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing the module, you should be able to:

1. Understand the role of culture in international business including knowledge of the major policies.

2. Develop knowledge of key organisational and national cultural characteristics in order to manage successfully in diverse contexts.

3. Evaluate the challenge and opportunity of managing a diverse global workforce to create value and achieve organisational goals.

4. Understand the factors that contribute to the notion of a globalised economy demonstrating an awareness of ethically sound and accountable international policies.

5. Work effectively as a member of a global virtual team with practical application of cultural awareness, including team working skills.

Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the module name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and a reference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format. You should address all the elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.

Maximum word count: Presentation and 1,000 words

Please note that exceeding the word count will result in a reduction in grade proportionate to the number of words used in excess of the permitted limit.

Assignment Task

This is worth 50% of your overall grade for this module.

Question 1a

(This question responds to learning outcomes 1, 3 and 5)

You will be allocated to a group.

You are part of a global financial services company that has offices in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore. The head office is in New York and the predominant organisational culture stems from there. Critically explore how the corporate organisational culture from head office might be affected when encountering the regional cultures that are present in each of its locations.

Use the group dynamics to explore the four countries, dividing them within the group equally and drawing on the resources made available during the module.

Present your findings as a narrated group PowerPoint presentation using no more than 10 slides. An 11th slide can be added containing your references.

(50 Marks)

Question 1b (approx. 1000 words)

Individually write up your own conclusions as to the effects of regional cultural issues on the corporate organisational culture of this or any other multinational company as it conducts its business internationally.

(50 Marks)

Assignment Brief

As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit an International Management assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing the module, you should be able to:

1. Understand the role of culture in international business including knowledge of the major policies.

2. Develop knowledge of key organisational and national cultural characteristics in order to manage successfully in diverse contexts.

3. Evaluate the challenge and opportunity of managing a diverse global workforce to create value and achieve organisational goals.

4. Understand the factors that contribute to the notion of a globalised economy demonstrating an awareness of ethically sound and accountable international policies.

5. Work effectively as a member of a global virtual team with practical application of cultural awareness, including team working skills.

Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the module name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and a reference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format. You should address all the elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.

Maximum word count: 2,000 words

Please note that exceeding the word count will result in a reduction in grade proportionate to the number of words used in excess of the permitted limit.

Assignment Task

This is worth 50% of your overall grade for this module.

Question 2 (approx. 2,000 words)

(This question responds to learning outcomes 1, 2 and 4)

You have been assigned as the Information Technology Director for a multinational company that has offices in Asia and Europe. Your role involves ensuring that the company has effective global virtual teams which are seen as key to the company’s future success. As part of this exercise you train and develop managers in their role of managing effective global virtual team members. Discuss the challenges a manager might face and the skills and practices you will promote to enable managers to be successful managing staff across the different time zones and cultures.

100 Marks


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