MNMGT202-21B (HAM)

Intercultural Perspectives on Organisations

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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: aparna.mulavana@waikato.ac.nz
: andrea.perry@waikato.ac.nz
: chad.williams@waikato.ac.nz
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: yiling.liu@waikato.ac.nz

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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.

The paper focuses on behaviour at the individual, group, inter­group and organisation level with particular emphasis on the management of behavioural outcomes.

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 interaction with lecturers, case studies, participative activities, tutorials and assessments, students develop an understanding of concepts such as cultural understanding and awareness, perceptions and personality, teams, diversity, and leadership. This will enable students to become competent in communicating and collaborating effectively in culturally diverse environments, 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 intercultural perspectives which they can apply in their management career.
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Paper Structure

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MNMGT202 is a FLEXI paper. This means you may choose an online or face to face delivery. Most of the paper components may be completed asynchronously, meaning you can do them within a flexible time frame. The only component which runs synchronously are your weekly tutorials which must be attended at the selected time.

The timetable consists of three elements:

  1. 'Meet the lecturer' weekly sessions - these are run synchronously in person or on Zoom 11am - 12noon each Monday in PWC. This is an opportunity to engage with the lecturer for that week, which will be Associate Professor Peter Sun or Professor Chellie Spiller. These sessions will be recorded.
  2. Webinars - these are asynchronous videos (with accompanying slides) available most weeks that you can watch in your own time.
  3. Tutorials - these are run synchronously in person or on zoom. This means you need to show up to the tutorial at the time you registered.

Overall, this paper content includes 'Meet the lecturers' sessions, tutorials, Multi Choice Questions (MCQs), a learning report, group presentation, and final essay with a range of online materials available to support student learning. Meet the Lecturers sessions and tutorials will involve class discussions where active participation is expected. 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 paper should be able to:

  • MNGMT202 Intercultural Perspectives

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

    2. explain core concepts related to culture and its diversity, and be able to understand and appreciate sources of diversity

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

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

    5. 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 five parts to the assessment for MNMGT202:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) – 24% (Individual)

    There are 8 sets of reflective questions, with students earning 3% for each MCQ. The MCQ cover the class material as well as the case study for the week. The Moodle link for the MCQ opens each week at 9am on Thursday and closes on the Sunday of the same week at 11:30pm. Once you start the MCQ you have 45 minutes to complete your answers.

  2. Tutorials - 16% (Individual)

    You will have 8 case studies which you will analyse and answer questions for. In tutorials you will discuss these case studies. You will need to demonstrate active participation in both case study discussion and tutorial activities, with each tutorial earning 2%. See the Tutorials description for case study details.

  3. Learning moment – 20% (Group)

    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 them as themes in your Learning moments group report. The Learning moment report is due on Sunday the 12th September at 11:30pm.

  4. Group project presentation - 15% (Group)
    You should present on the topic 'How can tikanga Maori values and practices be integrated into NZ organizations?" The presentation takes place in tutorial classes on the week of the 11th October 2021.

  5. Essay – 25% (Individual)
    Students will prepare an essay, based on a topic that will be given to them. This requires students to understand the material learnt through the course, the ability to synthesize learning, as well as to to do independent research. The essay is a test and will be given during the study week.


PLEASE SEE THE WEEKLY SECTION FOR GREATER DETAILS
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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. Tutorial on Session 2 - Perceiving Ourselves and the World Around us
20 Jul 2021
9:00 AM
0
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Tutorial on Session 3 - Cultural Values - Mihi and Pepeha
25 Jul 2021
11:30 PM
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 2 & 3
1 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Tutorial on Session 4 - Understand how different cultures communicate
6 Aug 2021
12:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
5. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 4
8 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Tutorial on Session 5 - Intercultural Intelligence at Work
13 Aug 2021
12:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
7. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 5
15 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Tutorial for Session 6 - Characteristics to be culturally competent
20 Aug 2021
12:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
9. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 6
22 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Tutorial on Session 7 - Diversity and Inclusion
10 Sep 2021
12:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
11. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 7
12 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
12. Learning Moment – Group Report
12 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
13. Tutorial on Session 8 - Working in Multicultural teams
17 Sep 2021
12:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
14. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for Sessions 8
19 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
15. Tutorial on Session 9 - Maori Culture at the University Marae
26 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
16. Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 9
26 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
17. Tutorial on Session 10 - Cultural approaches to leadership
1 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
18. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for Session 10 & 11
10 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
19. Group Project Presentation
15 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
20. Essay
20 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • 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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Access readings for each session from the reading list on the MNMGT202 Moodle page.

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Recommended Readings

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McShane. S., Olekalns, M., Newman, A., Martin, A. (2019) Organisational behaviour. Emerging knowledge. Global Insights. 6e Asia-Pacific 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 trimester 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)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMMS202, HRMG241 and HRMGT201

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