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MN20598: Managing across cultures and contexts

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop an understanding of the art of managing within an international business context, in particular by considering how different national and supranational cultural, social, institutional and political contexts interact with organizations and their management.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit, candidates should have developed their capability as aspiring management practitioners who are engaging in international business activities, grounded in an understanding of the interrelationships between national and supranational cultural, social, institutional and political contexts and organizations.

Skills:
Intellectual ability to synthesise and apply theories and empirical evidence across the fields of cultural, social, institutional and political contexts as they relate to international business will be required and enhanced.
Practical ability to analyse, identify and relate cultural, social, institutional and political contexts to micro- and macro-levels of organizations will be necessary and developed.

Content:
Topics covered will include why, how and to what degree culture, social, and political practices, institutions and structures affect different aspects of organizing in an international business context and the extent to which organizational actors can manage these dynamics. The unit will address the following topics:
* Myths, realities, trends and evolution in national and non-national cultures
* An understanding of (international) management and organizational practice as shaped through cultural, social, institutional and political contexts
* Case studies and practical approaches by which business organizations and other actors seek to manage cultural, social, institutional and political contexts
* The challenges of working and managing within the pluralistic, contradictory and dynamic context of international business.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

MN20598 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 2)

MN20598 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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