HRM516 International Management Behaviour (8)

This subject deals with dimensions of international organisational behaviour in cross-cultural business environments. The subject addresses a variety of management practices from a behavioural perspective and is concerned with the evaluation and critique of existing cross-cultural organisational, management and leadership practices, with a view to the development of more informed and effective practices.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Term 2 (15)
On Campus
Economic and Finance Institute

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM516. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically discuss the business and organisational context of organisational behaviour in a cross-cultural context;
  • be able to effectively apply cross-cultural performance and managerial frameworks of organisational behaviour to interpret and explain international management activity;
  • be able to describe and examine international and cross-cultural practices in the areas of organisational design, communications, cultural diversity and synergy, leadership, motivation and negotiation;
  • be able to critically analyse leadership practices in cross-cultural work settings; and
  • be able to identify and analyse current and emerging trends in international and cross-cultural organisational behaviour.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Management in a Competitive Market
  • Promoting Cross-Cultural Awareness
  • The Character and Culture of Organisations
  • Promoting Individual and Organisational Performance
  • Communicating Across Cultural Barriers
  • Designing Work in a Cross-Cultural Work Setting
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Motivation
  • Negotiating Across Cultures
  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in International Organisational Behaviour.


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.