Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Audra Mockaitis


Issues include the impact of culture on management and the convergence-divergence debate; centralisation versus decentralisation of decision making; standardisation versus differentiation of management activities; control versus delegation; and, competition versus partnership: new international organisation forms and implications for management.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically analyse the issues relating to global-local dilemma confronting multinational enterprises
  2. analyse the issues relating to multinational production systems and their impact on management practices
  3. develop skills to examine the global supply chain and quality management practices pursued by multinational enterprises
  4. Identify the attributes that successful multinational managers should have to meet and beat the challenges of managing stakeholders
  5. define the theoretical and conceptual frameworks underlying particular issues in international management
  6. critically analyse the multinational management practices, and apply them to case studies.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester


MGX9660 or MGX5966


Students should study this unit in the final year of their course.