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MGG5810

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrea Howell

Synopsis

This unit focuses on specific environmental cultural dimensions that distinguish organisations operating in different countries and the basis for indigenous management practices. Attention will focus on understanding work culture from the 'inside' view of the indigenous management practices rather than an 'outside' view of using western concepts to analyse indigenous management practices. Sections in the unit will be country specific and each country's work values will be studied using a common framework of how organisational effectiveness is affected by a country's external environment, micro and macro level of organisation and indigenous work culture.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • discuss issues related to the convergence versus divergence debate in the international business
  • critically analyse the need for indigenous management practices in the globalisation process
  • identify the role of cultural values in shaping indigenous management practices in the global context
  • discuss how individual differences in work values arise in global management
  • review research and practices on cross cultural work values and management practices.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Andrea Howell

Prerequisites

MGX9850

Prohibitions

MGG5810