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LUBS2405 Cross-Cultural Management

20 creditsClass Size: 129

Module manager: Gideon Azumah

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25


LUBS1140Principles of International Business

Module replaces

LUBS3810 Managing Across Cultures

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

In this module we will examine cross-cultural issues and how these impact upon management. We will be interpreting and evaluating the underlying theories of culture and applying them in international business contexts. The module will be delivered in a form of lectures and seminars


This module focuses on cross-cultural issues and how these impact, in both theoretical and practical terms, upon the management of business functions across national borders. It examines major theoretical contributions in this area, the empirical work on which these contributions rest, and their practical applications. It explores key issues in cross-cultural management and identifies important areas of contemporary controversy in the management of multinational activity.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to access and evaluate:

- The concept of culture and its importance in international business;
- Key theoretical dimensions of culture and their practical applications;
- How cross-cultural issues impact upon the management of business functions across national borders

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

- Use the work of key cultural theorists as a means of studying and understanding cultural issues in international management;
- Identify and outline particular aspects of recent cross-cultural research;
- Identify, illustrate and account for cultural differences when taking managerial decisions.

Skills outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to practice and deploy:
- Their commercial and ethical awareness
- Key transferable skills and professionalism appropriate for managers
- Concepts and information for critical thoughts and arguments
- Communication and team-working skills to analyse and present material in seminars
- Their social/cultural sensitivity
- Decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations

Subject Specific:
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Interpret and evaluate the underlying theories of culture and to apply them in international business contexts


Indicative content: What is culture? When does culture matter and when does it not?; The importance of culture in different international business contexts; National stereotypes and key dimensions of culture; Culture and international management - theory and experience; Applying the national culture frameworks in different institutional, governance and business systems contexts.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours173.50
Total Contact hours26.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 01/05/2024


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