This module introduces you to a systemic approach to identifying, understanding and analysing macro, meso and micro issues, set within the global context, which have significant implications for the successful management of organisations and the people within them to produce appropriate detailed recommendations for organisational implementation.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
The delivery of this module will be based on a combination of formal face-to-face tutor input, tutor- and student-led experiential activities and student-led action learning sets, tutor supported Canvas and/or other electronic activities, and self-directed learning. Students will analyse a variety of organisational issues (eg., using in-depth case studies) and will be supported through this process by the tutor and peers. Student development through critical thinking and analysis will be emphasized.
|Definitive UNISTATS Category||Indicative Description||Hours|
|Scheduled learning and teaching||Face-to-face class time||Exec Ed / FT 32 /40|
|Guided independent study||Learning sets, self-supported learning and Canvas and/or other electronic activities||Exec Ed / FT 118 /110|
|Total (number of credits x 10)||150|
This module is designed to provide students with early opportunities to practice their developing knowledge through in-class small group work and experiential learning activities, interactive whole group discussions and informal individual and group presentations. These opportunities are complemented with detailed on the spot tutor feedback. The initial individual written assessment (10%) not only prepares students for an in-class activity (eg., experts and novices), but supports students to prepare effectively for the final individual written assessment (90%).
|Learning Outcome||Assessment Strategy|
|1) Critically reflect upon the significance of key theories of human behaviour with respect to the management of people and organisations||Class discussion and in-class exercises; tutor-supported Canvas and/or other electronic activities; learning set discussions; self-directed learning; both individual written assignments|
|2) Critically evaluate the impact of cross-cultural differences in the context of a rapidly changing business environment||Class discussion and in-class exercises; tutor-supported Canvas activities and/or other electronic activities; learning set discussions; self-directed learning; both individual written assignments|
|3) Conduct a detailed diagnosis of the external and internal organisational environment to analyse the implications for the management of people and organisations and to make appropriate recommendations||Class discussion and in-class exercises; tutor-supported Canvas activities and/or other electronic activities; learning set discussions; self-directed learning; final individual written assignment|
|4) propose appropriate specific recommendations for the relevant timeframe and level of analysis||Class discussion and in-class exercises; tutor-supported Canvas and/or other electronic activities; learning set discussions; final individual written assignment|
|Description of Assessment||Definitive UNISTATS Categories||Percentage|
|Total (to equal 100%)||100%|
It IS NOT a requirement that any element of assessment is passed separately in order to achieve an overall pass for the module.
Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R., & Mendonca, M. (2014). Organizations and Management in a Cross-cultural Context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Pre- and post-readings are provided for sessions via My Reading Lists in Canvas. These are drawn from journals such as Harvard Business Review and California Management Review, books such as Thinking Fast and Slow by Kahneman and David and Goliath by Gladwell, and print/video media such as The Economist and TEDTalks. The specific readings change in response to current affairs and new publications. Below follows a list of texts which provide general background reading and journal titles which offer in-depth coverage of topics.
Boxall, J. & Purcell, P. 2016. Strategy and Human Resource Management. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bratton, J. & Gold, J. 2017. Human Resource Management. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Brooks, I. 2018. Organisational Behaviour: Individuals, Groups and Organisations. FT Prentice Hall.
Buchanan, D and Huczynski, A. 2017. Organizational Behaviour. London: Prentice Hall
Clegg, S.R., Kornberger, M., & Pitsis, T. 2016. Managing and Organizations: An introduction to theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Edwards, A., & Rees, C. 2017. International Human Resource Management: Globalization, National Systems and Multinational Companies. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Hatch, M. 2018. . Organization Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lane, H. & Maznevski, M. 2018.) International Management Behaviour. Blackwell Publishing.
Lane, Maznevski, Mendenhall, & McNett (eds.) 2006. Handbook of Global Management: A Guide to Managing Complexity, Blackwell Publishing.
Marchington, M., Wilkinson, A, Donnelly, R., & Kynighou, A 2016. Human Resource Management at Work. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Mullins, L.J. 2016. Management and Organisational Behaviour. Pearson Education.
Robbins, S.P. & Judge. T.A. 2018. Essentials of Organizational Behaviour. Prentice Hall.
Sindig, K., & Waldstrom, C. 2014. Organizational Behavior. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.
Academy of Management Executive
Academy of Management Journal
Culture & Organization
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of International Business Studies
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Sloan Management Journal