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This subject explores key issues facing managers of international businesses. These include the need to develop skills in cross-cultural communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and global teamwork within the firm and with other parties in host countries. This subject further explores how managers respond positively to the challenges of using a multi-cultural workforce, including expatriates, global teams and operating a business in a number of culturally-distinct environments.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain and evaluate the main theories, models and concepts related to managing across borders, including cross-cultural communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, management of a multi-cultural workforce including expatriates, operating a business in culturally distinct environments, management of global teams;
- Apply the above listed theories, models and concepts to different scenarios, as presented in case studies and exercises;
- Synthesise the different theories, models and concepts and critically evaluate their usefulness in addressing the problems of managing across borders.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- The application of theories, models and frameworks to the real world problems in International Business;
- Analysis and interpretation of theories, models and concepts;
- Accessing various forms of data and research material, including both electronic and written sources;
- Critical thinking;
- Evaluate, interpret and present independent points of view in oral and written communication;
- Cross-cultural communication skills;
- Teamwork in a culturally diverse and geographically distributed environment;
- Computer skills.
Last updated: 18 December 2020