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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

36 credit points in any SCU units AND MNG10247 - Managing Organisations

Unit aim

Aims to develop an understanding of concepts, theory and worldview of culture. This is achieved by focusing specifically on developing students' understanding of group, interpersonal, national, and international culture. This unit also examines the role of culture during organisational change.

Unit content

Topic 1: Cultural intelligence/literacy defining culture and implications for implementing change. GLOBAL mindset (GLOBAL competencies and cultural intelligence and cultural literacy).

Topic 2: The different theoretical frameworks for examining the issue of culture

Topic 3: International mobility (GLOBE studies), globalisation convergence/divergence

Topic 4: Employability and the global careers and implications for implementing change

Topic 5: Public private sector, non profit, SME, cultural frames, outsourcing. Hofstede's work on organisational groupings using SIT (social identity theory) and implications for OB within an organisation to explain Hofstede's work.

Topic 6: Using culture as source of competitive advantage

Topic 7: Embeddedness (predictor of commitment) and implications for implementing change

Topic 8: Organisational learning - learning theory related to culture of organisational development, Senge (single, double loop learning)/ Propensity to be innovative importance of innovative behaviour.

Topic 9: Problem based learning around - expatriates, embeddedness and implications for implementing change. Social Learning Theory (Bandura)

Topic 10: Diversity management and implications for implementing change

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and discuss the role of culture during the organisational change process
2 identify and discuss Hofstede's work on organisational groupings using Social Identify Theory and Organisational Behaviour Theory to provide insight into Hofstede's work
3 demonstrate an understanding about organisational learning theory and the propensity and importance of employees that exhibit innovative behaviour
4 identify methods and theory of diversity management and the implication this has on implementing change effectively
5 discuss international mobility, and globalisation convergence and divergence.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and discuss the role of culture during the organisational change process
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. identify and discuss Hofstede's work on organisational groupings using Social Identify Theory and Organisational Behaviour Theory to provide insight into Hofstede's work
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate an understanding about organisational learning theory and the propensity and importance of employees that exhibit innovative behaviour
    • GA4:
  4. identify methods and theory of diversity management and the implication this has on implementing change effectively
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  5. discuss international mobility, and globalisation convergence and divergence.
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.