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.

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Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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.


The 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.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.