units

MGF5171

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr Audra Mockaitis

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

Issues include the impact of culture on management and the convergence-divergence debate; centralisation versus decentralisation of decision making; standardisation versus differentiation of management activities; control versus delegation; and, competition versus partnership: new international organisation forms and implications for management.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically analyse the issues relating to global-local dilemma confronting multinational enterprises
  2. analyse the issues relating to multinational production systems and their impact on management practices
  3. develop skills to examine the global supply chain and quality management practices pursued by multinational enterprises
  4. identify the attributes that successful multinational managers should have to meet and beat the challenges of managing stakeholders
  5. define the theoretical and conceptual frameworks underlying particular issues in international management
  6. critically analyse the multinational management practices, and apply them to case studies.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

MGX9660 or MGX5966

Co-requisites

Students should study this unit in the final year of their course.

Prohibitions

MGX5171