Unit description

Aims to develop an understanding of concepts, theory and worldview of culture. This is achieved by focusing specifically on developing students' understanding of group, interpersonal, national, and international culture. This unit also examines the role of culture during organisational change.

Unit content

Topic 1: Cultural intelligence/literacy defining culture and implications for implementing change. GLOBAL mindset (GLOBAL competencies and cultural intelligence and cultural literacy).
Topic 2: The different theoretical frameworks for examining the issue of culture
Topic 3: International mobility (GLOBE studies), globalisation convergence/divergence
Topic 4: Employability and the global careers and implications for implementing change
Topic 5: Public private sector, non profit, SME, cultural frames, outsourcing. Hofstede's work on organisational groupings using SIT (social identity theory) and implications for OB within an organisation to explain Hofstede's work.
Topic 6: Using culture as source of competitive advantage
Topic 7: Embeddedness (predictor of commitment) and implications for implementing change
Topic 8: Organisational learning - learning theory related to culture of organisational development, Senge (single, double loop learning)/ Propensity to be innovative importance of innovative behaviour.
Topic 9: Problem based learning around - expatriates, embeddedness and implications for implementing change. Social Learning Theory (Bandura)
Topic 10: Diversity management and implications for implementing change

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 in total)
Exam: closed book40%

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