Full Title:Organisation Behaviour in an Intercultural Context
Module Code:ORGN B8Z01
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Outline the nature and relevance of OB and the importance of intercultural understanding
  2. Identify and analyse the impact of culture and perception on the individual, the group and the organisation
  3. Appreciate the need for awareness, knowledge and skills in intercultural communication
  4. Distinguish and interpret the nature of individual difference in the world of work
  5. Assess how groups, leadership and power influence an organisations' aims.
  6. Examine the changing nature of organisations, work, and workers

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Organisation Behaviour today
The traditions and perspectives of OB in the 21st century
Perceptual Worlds
Process and principles, social perception and perceptual errors
Culture and Socialisation
Learning culture, organisational and national cultures
Building intercultural understanding
Dimensions of culture, cross cultural communication
Working Together
The individual in the group, leadership and power
Individual differences
Personality,values and motivation
Managing in a global context
The global manager and global workers, organisational change
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Case studies of Intercultural Interactions 1,2,3 30.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
End of semester examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • French, Rayner, Rees and Rumble 2011, Organisational Behaviour, 2nd Ed., John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Hofstede, Geert 2002, Exploring Culture: Exercises, stories and cultures
  • Cushner, K. & Breslin, R..W., Intercultural Relations A Practical Guide
  • Schmidt, Patrick L. 2010, In search of Intercultural Understanding. a practical guidebook for living and working across cultures
  • Mills, A.J., Bratton, J. , Foreshaw, C. & Mills, JCH, Organisational Behaviour in a Global Context, Broadway PR [ISBN: 9781551930572]
  • Buchanan, David A. & Huczynski, Andrezej A. 2010, Organizational Behaviour, 7th Ed., Pearson
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Developing Cultural Adaptability, 302.35 DEA
  • George, Jennifer M & George, Gareth R. 2002, Organisational Behaviour, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0130411027]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.geert-hofstede.com

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 4 Mandatory
DK_BBSMA_D Bachelor of Business in Business and Management 6 Elective
DK_BSMKM_8 Higher Diploma in Business in Business and Marketing 2 Mandatory