MNMGT202-19B (HAM)

Intercultural Perspectives on Organisations

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to become competent and confident in culturally diverse contexts, locally and globally, and to understand how people behave in culturally diverse organisational contexts.

The paper focuses on behaviour at the individual, group, inter­group and organisation level with particular emphasis on the management of behavioural outcomes, and applies it in a culturally diverse context.

This paper examines basic concepts of intercultural competency where consideration is given to individual and cross cultural values and practice in the organisational context. Through lectures, participative activities, tutorials and assessments, students develop an understanding of concepts such as cultural understanding and awareness, perceptions and personality, motivation, decision-making, groups and teams, diversity, leadership and organisational change. This will enable students to become competent in communicating and collaborating effectively in culturally diverse contexts, developing them to become effective leaders in local and global organisations.

An overall aim of this paper is to provide students with a basic understanding of important behavioural knowledge and intercultural perspectives which they can apply in their management career.
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Paper Structure

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This is a "flipped classroom" which means that we have made our lectures available for you to view online at a time and place that is convenient for you. These online lectures curate important information so you can fulfil the requirements of Intercultural Perspectives. In a traditional classroom we deliver a lecture, you listen, take notes and do your study. In a flipped classroom, you watch our online 'webinars' prior to your tutorials. The tutorials become much more interactive and designed to cover the learning that has been introduced in the online webinars. Therefore, it is very important you view the webinars before your tutorial so you can inquire into the topic and reflect on it before engaging meaningfully in the tutorial and doing quizzes, reflective questions and assignments. You receive marks for participating in the tutorials and doing the work.

The structure of this paper means less passive learning in class, better use of your time, and more active, collaborative learning. The flipped classroom approach has been described as 'student-centred learning'. Assessments involve a mix of individual and group work, with a strong emphasis on case analysis.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • MNGMT202 Intercultural Perspectives

    1. demonstrate a basic cultural understanding of tikanga, mātauranga Māori, interconnectedness of iwi, hapū and whānau

    2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the foundations of Māori culture and values in business

    3. explain core Organisational Behaviour (OB) concepts related to perceptions, attitudes, motivation, leadership, groups and teams, organisation culture and change; and explain the relevance and interrelationsip of those core concepts at individual, group and organisation levels and be able to understand and appreciate sources of diversity

    4. critically analyse cases/scenarios to demonstrate awareness of core OB concepts, Māori and international perspectives and contexts

    5. demonstrate skills in working effectively and collaboratively in cross-cultural teams and communicating and collaborating in diverse contexts

    6. communicate their learning effectively through oral presentations and through written reports.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessments Overview: there are six parts to the assessment for MNMGT202. See below for more detailed descriptions.

  1. Quizzes – 8%

    There are four quizzes which cover some important organisational behaviour (OB) theories. The Moodle link is open from 6.00pm on Friday till Sunday at Midnight . You have 30 minutes to answer 20+ questions.

  2. Mini Reflections – 8%
    The are four sets of reflective questions. There will be two reflective questions in each set, which cover the class material and discussions. Each question is worth one point. The Moodle link closes the following Sunday at 11:30pm.

  3. Tutorials – case studies based on topics – 24%

    There will be 8 active case study discussions in tutorials, with each earning the student 3 marks. You will analyse the case before the tutorial and demonstrate active participation. See the Tutorials description for details and instructions.

  4. Group Work – Group video presentation - developing a collage of learning moments – 20%
    Group members (individually) must each maintain a journal where they capture their learning moments. As a group, you need to collate all these individual key learning moments and present these as four themes in a 5min video clip. The video clip must not be more than 5 minutes long. See the Group video description for details and instructions.

  5. Group Work – Group report on learning moments, linking to OB theories, Māori and intercultural perspectives and what it means for future practice – 20%
    You are encouraged to keep a reflective journal where you describe learning moments. In this report you present the four themes that you have synthesised from all the individual learning moments gathered by each member of your team. See the Group report description for details and instructions.

  6. Individual case study analysis test – 20%
    This will involve a larger case study, where students will have to respond to questions on the given case. The case study test takes place on the 25th October from 5.00pm-7.00pm.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Weekly Quizzes
Sum of All
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Quiz 1
28 Jul 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Other:
3. Quiz 2
4 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Other:
4. Quiz 3
11 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Other:
5. Quiz 4
18 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Other:
6. Reflections
Sum of All
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Reflection 1: Intercultural Teams
15 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Reflection 2: Diversity and Inclusion
22 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Reflections 3: Cultural Approaches to Leadership
29 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Reflections 4: Relational Economies
6 Oct 2019
11:30 PM
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Group Work Assignment - Video Presentation
17 Oct 2019
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Portfolio
12. Group Assignment Report
Average of All
17 Oct 2019
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
13. Individual Case Study Test
25 Oct 2019
7:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
14. Tutorial 1
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
15. Tutorial 2
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
16. Tutorial 3
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
17. Tutorial 4
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
18. Tutorial 5 - Mihi
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
19. Tutorial 6
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
20. Tutorial 7
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
21. Tutorial 8
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Weeks 2-6: We will be using the textbook below. Please read the chapters before class.

Weeks 9-13: Readings as required are provided under class resources for those weeks. Please ensure you read these before class.

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Recommended Readings

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McShane.S.,Olekalns,M.,Newman,A.,Martin,A.(2019)Organisational behaviour. Emerging knowledge.GlobalInsights. 6e Asia­Pacific Edition. McGraw Hill Education, North Ryde NSW Australia.

You can purchase an e-book from the publisher HERE.

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Online Support

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There are a range of online exercises, tests and study aids available to complement the text book. Details on how to access these come with the text.
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Workload

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You are expected to spend 150 hours across the semester on study, lectures, reading, tutorials, group work and assessments for this paper.

Remember : It is up to you to complete the required readings and preparation for class. Just showing up to class is not enough to get a good grade in this paper.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HRMG241 and HRMGT201

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