Week 8 International Management

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Week 8 International Management

  1. 1. www.monash.edu.au MGF3681: International Management Week 8: Motivation Across Cultures
  2. 2. www.monash.edu.au 2 Week 7 Lecture • What are the four components of the Basic Work Motivational Process? Provide an example of how cultural differences can influence each of these. • Explain Expectancy Theory of motivation. Using one or more of Hofstede’s dimensions, discuss the influence of cultural differences have on this process. • Explain Equity Theory of motivation. Using one or more of Hofstede’s dimensions, discuss the influence of cultural differences have on this process. • Explain Goal-Setting Theory of motivation. Using one or more of Hofstede’s dimensions, discuss the influence of cultural differences have on this process.
  3. 3. www.monash.edu.au 3 Motivation (Basic Terms) • Motivation- A psychological process resulting in goal directed behaviour that satisfies human needs • Needs- Feeling of deficit or lacking that all people experience at some time • Goal-directed behaviour- Behaviour that people use with the intention of satisfying a need • Reinforcement- Reactions to a persons behaviour that encourage the person to continue the behaviour • Punishment- Consequences of a persons behaviour that discourage the behaviour
  4. 4. www.monash.edu.au 4 Motivation Across Cultures
  5. 5. www.monash.edu.au 5 Theories of Motivation • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs • Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory • Equity Theory • Reinforcement Theory • Expectancy Theory
  6. 6. www.monash.edu.au 6 Cross-Cultural Motivation How are your cross cultural motivation skills? McFarlin and Sweeney p.391
  7. 7. www.monash.edu.au 7 Next Week • Leadership across cultures • Print off Germany from Moodle
  8. 8. www.monash.edu.au 8 Week 8 Lecture • In a high power distance, high uncertainty avoidance culture, which leadership style is most applicable and why. • Identify and differentiate three (3) different implicit leadership styles. • How can House’s Path Goal Theory be used in international management. • Identify four (4) positive and four (4) negative leadership traits identified from the GLOBE study.

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