Calling on psychology theory and practice, explore culture’s influence on business and management. From the way businesses are structured, through to what motivates people to work, deep dive into the relationship between leadership and culture.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply basic psychological principles and theories to novel problems in organisational culture
- develop and communicate evidence based psychological solutions to business problems concerning organisational culture
- demonstrate how psychological solutions to business problems must be adapted to the culture in question
- demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline.
- Hofstede’s dimensions of national and organisational culture
- Influence of national culture on organisational culture
- Culture and organisational design
- Culture and job design
- Cultural factors in employee motivation and rewarding performance
- Culture and working in groups
- Relationship between leaders and the organisational cultures they create
- Culture and strategic decision-making
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This unit addresses the role of culture in business and management. Students begin by considering two well-known models of culture proposed by Hofstede and Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner. After summarising these models students will consider the specific implications for business and management to which they lead. Student then consider cultural influences in the context of organisational behaviour, and in particular work motivation, the relationship between the individual and the organisation (e.g., organisational commitment and justice), negotiation and disputes, teams, leadership, and expatriate management.
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- Written assignment (50%)
- Invigilated Examination (50%)
Textbooks are not required.
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