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Define and criticise models for understanding differences in national and organisational culture

In this paper you have to discuss and evaluate models for understanding differences in national and organizational cultures. Describe methods in which cultural differences influence on behaviour in organisations by comparing different national cultures

Cross-Cultural Management

Learning outcomes assessed within this piece of work as agreed at the programme level meeting

  • Define and criticise models for understanding differences in national and organisational culture
  • Describe ways in which cultural differences impact on behaviour in organisations by comparing different national cultures,
  • Demonstrate how models for understanding motivation, leadership and group behaviour take account or fail to take account of cultural differences
  • Define how verbal and non-verbal communication varies across cultures and the impact on managers
  • Determine the problems likely to be faced by international managers working in a different culture to their own
  • Be sensitive to cultural differences, when working within a diverse team or moving to a new culture
  • Explore ethical issues and dilemma’s relating to cross cultural management

Instructions for assessment

With reference to appropriate models, theories, frameworks and academic literature, you are required to respond to two essay titles, as follows:

 

the compulsory question from Box A,

and

one from the selection in Box B

 

you should provide your answer in the form of a discursive essay in not more than 1500 words for each title [3000 words in total]. 

 

The pieces of work are equally weighted at 50% of the overall mark.  Note that you should not include any appendices in your finished piece of work.

 

 

Box A

 

Compulsory Question:

 

Using an appropriate model of cultural values, contrast two cultures then discuss what potential problems might arise for people from these two cultures doing business with one another.

 

 

 

Box B

 

Please select ONE of the following questions:

 

Critically   evaluate   cross   cultural   communication   as   being   an   under-estimated   challenge   in   international

Management. Discuss providing examples. 

2. Critically   discuss   what   the   barriers   and   challenges   facing   multi-national   groups   and/or   teams   and   do   they

outweigh the opportunities?

3. Critically investigate what happens as the global economy develops so does ethics and social responsibility in the

same way?

Critically   evaluate   cross   cultural   communication   as   being   an   under-estimated   challenge   in   international

Management. Discuss providing examples. 

2. Critically   discuss   what   the   barriers   and   challenges   facing   multi-national   groups   and/or   teams   and   do   they

outweigh the opportunities?

3. Critically investigate what happens as the global economy develops so does ethics and social responsibility in the

same way?

Critically   evaluate   cross   cultural   communication   as   being   an   under-estimated   challenge   in   international

Management. Discuss providing examples. 

2. Critically   discuss   what   the   barriers   and   challenges   facing   multi-national   groups   and/or   teams   and   do   they

outweigh the opportunities?

3. Critically investigate what happens as the global economy develops so does ethics and social responsibility in the

same way?

  1. What is meant by stereotyping, provide an example and discuss how this might act as a barrier, or an aid, to effective communication

 

  1. How much responsibility should an organisation take for helping its employees manage work and family interface?  Discuss with examples.

 

  1. Critically investigate whether organisations around the world are becoming more similar?

 



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