Week 3 International Management

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Week 3 International Management

  1. 1. www.monash.edu.au MGF3681: International Management Week 3: Role of Culture
  2. 2. www.monash.edu.au 2 Get excited for Ryan Trudgen – PhD Student (B.Com (Hons) B.Eco) – Taught IB and Masters IB – Saved a cat from a tree – Barracks for a very good (subjectively) football team – Nathan thinks he is awesome so you should too
  3. 3. www.monash.edu.au 3 Week 2 Lecture • Define culture. What are cultural values, beliefs and norms? Provide examples. • What are Hofstede’s five (5) cultural dimensions? Provide examples to demonstrate. • What are Trompanaar’s cultural dimensions? Provide examples to demonstrate.
  4. 4. www.monash.edu.au 4 Assignment 1 • International Negotiation • Due week 6 on the Friday 5pm - Moodle • Worth 30% • 2,000 – 2,500 words • 15 Journal Articles (you can’t hand it in without 15 journal articles) • APA Referencing
  5. 5. www.monash.edu.au 5 Assignment 2 • Group Assignment • Weekly Presentation • Week 3 - 11 • Worth 30% • 30 minute presentation 10 minute question time • 2 page write up (roughly) and slides > This is worth 10% of the mark – please make it good
  6. 6. www.monash.edu.au 6 Week 2 Lecture • 5 groups – Group A: Individualism v Collectivism – Group B: Power Distance – Group C: Uncertainty Avoidance – Group D: Masculinity v Femininity – Group E: Long v Short Term Orientation • Explain to the class (talking, role-play, interpretive dance) • What it is • Give me country examples • How might it affect business
  7. 7. www.monash.edu.au 7 Individualism and Collectivism Understanding your orientation towards individualism and collectivism McFarlin and Sweeney p.145-147
  8. 8. www.monash.edu.au 8 Cultural Iceberg • 10% of culture is visible from the surface – just like an iceberg • Get in groups and draw a cultural iceberg – what you can see on the surface and what is below
  9. 9. www.monash.edu.au 9 Group Activity • Select a culture you are familiar with (try not to choose Australia) • Provide a description and explanation of how it addresses the following cultural universals: – Economic System – Marriage and Family System – Education System – Social Controls System (Social Class) – Supernatural Belief System
  10. 10. www.monash.edu.au 10 Week 3 Lecture • Explain how culture affects the communication process. In your answer you should identify each step of the communication process and the impact of culture on each step. • Using Hall (1976), as reference, analyse the difference between explicit and implicit communication. • Identify and describe three (3) verbal communication styles. • What is non-verbal communication and describe four (4) types of non-verbal communication. • How does one effectively communication across cultures?
  11. 11. www.monash.edu.au 11 Next Week • Bring your textbook

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