NBS8061 : Managing Across Cultures
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Harsh Jha
- Demonstrator: Dr Parth Patel
- Lecturer: Dr Sara Zaeemdar
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
• To provide an overview of cross-cultural studies in social sciences, especially at individual, group and organisational levels, in work context;
• To enable students to undertake fundamental analysis of cross-cultural issues and problems and encourage them to critically evaluate the assumptions about universal management practice.
• To encourage students to critically analyse how cross-cultural issues become prominent in business practice and why they can’t be ignored by employing economic rationality.
Outline Of Syllabus
Indicative Outline Of Syllabus
1. What is culture: perspectives and definitions
2. Types and dimensions of culture: An exploration of the link between national, regional, industry and organisational cultures.
3. Cultural differences: experiences and management at the level of individuals
4. Culture, language and communication in multicultural teams and organisations
5. Link between culture and ethics in the practices of organisations operating international contexts
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||25||1:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||2:00||8:00||Lecturer and seminar leader both present at final seminar|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||27||1:00||27:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures provide the theoretical framework. This is complemented by private study by the students. The seminar provides an opportunity for extended learning through exploration of cross-cultural differences within the student group.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Case study||1||M||80||Case Study Analysis - 1500 words individual assignment|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||20||Group presentation - formative feedback will be given on the presentation which will feed into the case study individual assignment|
|Written exercise||1||M||Students prepare notes on case study for peer and tutor discussion during seminars to scaffold learning for final assessment.|
|Oral Presentation||1||M||Group presentation with feedback from peers and tutor|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessments allow the student to demonstrate their detailed understanding of the subject and learn from experience.
Formative assessment: Group presentation of case study to peers and faculty; semester 1; provides direct formative feedback through Q&A led by the lecturer and indirect formative feedback from observing others groups present. This feedback feeds into the individual assessment - case study analysis.