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MGG5810 - Cultural values and management practices

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Christine Lee


Gippsland Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


This unit focuses on specific environmental cultural dimensions that distinguish organisations operating in different countries and the basis for indigenous management practices. Attention will focus on understanding work culture from the 'inside' view of the indigenous management practices rather than an 'outside' view of using western concepts to analyse indigenous management practices. Sections in the unit will be country specific and each country's work values will be studied using a common framework of how organisational effectiveness is affected by a country's external environment, micro and macro level of organisation and indigenous work culture.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • discuss issues related to the convergence versus divergence debate in the international business
  • critically analyse the need for indigenous management practices in the globalisation process;
  • identify the role of cultural values in shaping indigenous management practices in the global context;
  • discuss how individual differences in work values arise in global management; and
  • review research and practices on cross cultural work values and management practices.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%


Must have passed four 9000-level units including MGX9850

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