Evaluate the subject of cross cultural management
Managing Across Cultures
Starting With Question: Evaluate the subject of cross cultural management.
As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Managing Across Cultures report. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the subject of cross cultural management.
- Explore the relevance of culture to issues of management and organisational behaviour.
- Assess the impact of techniques for managing cross cultural teams for high performance.
- Demonstrate flexibility in changing organisational contexts.
- Evaluate key issues influencing cultural difference, which may affect leadership and motivation, communications and negotiating, decision making and organisational relationships generally.
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 the correct 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: 4000 words
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.
You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number
You are a consultant who has been hired to advise the manager of an international HRM function. You find out that the firm has been spending too much money assigning expatriates to manage its foreign operations, who then return early with the assignment incomplete. Host country nationals working for the foreign subsidiaries are disgruntled because their managers are foreigners and do things differently. Neither the foreign expatriate managers or the staff can work well together and as a result, feelings are running high and productivity is low.
In the context of cross cultural adjustment and effective international staffing across cultures, advise the company about why they may be experiencing some of the problems outlined and what they can do about it in order to secure high performance. As part of your discussions include detail on leadership, motivation, communication, negotiation, team working and decision making.
Source: Adapted from Rodrigues, C.,2009. International Management. A Cultural Approach. 3rd Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage (p268) (4000 words) (100 marks)
(LO1,2,3,4, & 5)
END OF QUESTION
You have the opportunity to submit a draft assignment to receive formative feedback.
The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you develop your skills as an independent learner.
If you are a distance learning student, you should submit your work, by email, to your tutor, no later than 2 weeks before the actual submission deadline. If you are a blended learning student, your tutor will give you a deadline for formative feedback and further details.
Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date or the date specified by your tutor - if a blended learning student
You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system. The My Study Skills Area contains the following useful resources:
Guide to Harvard Referencing http://moodle.bl.rdi.co.uk/guides/HarvardRef/AU_Harvard_Quick_Ref_Guide.pdf
Guide to Harvard Citation http://moodle.bl.rdi.co.uk/guides/HarvardRef/AU_Guide_to_Harvard_Citation.pdf
You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment.
Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment. The word count excludes the title page, executive summary, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count. See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of this module for more information.
Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.
Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For more information please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on the module page on iLearn.
You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sources used are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence of academic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of your module and also in the Induction Area).
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