MNMGT202-21B (TGA)

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 also examines basic concepts of intercultural competency where consideration is given to an individual and cross-cultural values and practice in the organisational context.

This is a FLEXI paper which means the teaching is delivered on-campus but is set up so a student can complete the paper without attending in person including quizzes or tests. It is offered both face-to-face and online (via Zoom). Student will need to make a choice on Moodle whether they will participate in the course face-to-face or online. If the student wishes to change their choice once the trimester has begun, they will need to email myself.

If you have any questions please email neihana.jacob@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Structure

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This paper has one 1-hour lecture/workshop and one 2-hour scheduled tutorial per week. Students will participate both in lectures and tutorials through class discussions, exercises, assessed quizzes and presentations. Further details on these options will be provided via Moodle.

We deliver a lecture/workshop and tutorial in this paper which you will prepare for each week by reading articles and case studies, watching videos and TED talks. You will also need to prepare questions and articulate your thoughts and opinions for the group discussions prior to your tutorial. The structure of this paper means less passive learning in class, better use of your time, and more active, collaborative learning.

This approach is described as student-centred learning. Your learning in this paper, therefore, depends on the amount of time and effort you put into your own learning. It is expected that every student will prepare for every session ahead of time and contribute actively to activities and discussions in class. The tutorial becomes much more interactive and designed to cover the learning that has been introduced for each week. It is very important to be prepared before your tutorial. You receive marks for participating in the tutorial and doing the work.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • MNMGT202-21B (TGA)

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

    2. explain core concepts related to perceptions, leadership, groups and teams, and organisation culture; and explain the relevance and interrelationship of those core concepts at individual, group and organisation levels 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 (65% Individual - 35% Group Work)


  1. Multi-Choice Questions – 24% (Individual) - This involves eight MCQ tests based on session learning, readings and case study analysis. Each MCQ is worth 3%.
  2. Tutorial Participation – 16% (Individual) - This involves eight case study sessions. Each tutorial is worth 2%.
  3. Learning Moments – 20% (Group Work) - Groups will submit their learning moment reports on 11th September 2021.
  4. Group Presentation – 15% (Group work) - Groups will present their topic in their final tutorial based on Sessions 9 - 11. Presentations will be held during the week beginning 11th October 2021.
  5. Academic Essay – 25% (Individual) - There will be an academic essay due on Tuesday 26th October 2021.
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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. Session 3 Tutorial (Individual)
26 Jul 2021
9:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Quiz 1
31 Jul 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Session 4 Tutorial (Individual)
2 Aug 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Quiz 2
7 Aug 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Session 5 Tutorial (Individual)
9 Aug 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
6. Quiz 3
14 Aug 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Session 6 Tutorial (Individual)
16 Aug 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
8. Quiz 4
21 Aug 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Session 7 Tutorial (Individual)
6 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
10. Quiz 5
11 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
11. Learning Moments (Group)
11 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
12. Session 8 Tutorial (Individual)
13 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
13. Quiz 6
18 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
14. Session 9 Tutorial (Individual)
20 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
15. Quiz 7
25 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
16. Session 10 Tutorial (Individual)
27 Sep 2021
6:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
17. Quiz 8
9 Oct 2021
6:00 PM
3
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
18. Group Presentation (Group)
15 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Tutorial
19. Academic Essay (Individual)
26 Oct 2021
5:00 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 (available through the 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 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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Online support is available through the Moodle page.

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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper. You are expected to spend 150 hours across the trimester on study, online 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 the lecture/workshop or tutorial 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)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMMS202, HRMG241 and HRMGT201

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