BUS 854:  Leading and Managing in Culturally Diverse Environments – Business Case Study

Task Overview:
The class will be divided into 10 groups and each group will pick a case in a draw in the first week. Each group will discuss and present the analysis for the week’s case study within a time period of 30 minutes in class. Students are supposed to read the week’s case study before coming to class and come ready to discuss, defend and question other students. Each group only presents once during the 13 weeks of the semester. Students will upload the case analysis
on Turnitin.The process of analyzing a case study will be taught to you in the first lecture and a “How to analyze a case study” document can be found on iLearn.

The case analysis should address the following:
A. Introduction
A Brief of the case environment, company, industry, country, culture and case problem

B. Body
Should include the following sections: Identification of major stakeholders and their problems, objectives, and concerns, recommended solutions, managerial implications.

C. Conclusion
Briefly, summarize the essential complexities posed in this case and the practical implications and lessons learned.

D. Case question
Unit guide BUS 854 Leading and Managing in Culturally Diverse Environments

http://unitguides.mq.edu.au/unit_offerings/78482/unit_guide/print 4

Every case study has case questions at the end of the case which will serve as a direction to analyze the case study you do not have to answer these case questions. Detailed marking rubrics for this assessment can be seen on iLearn.

This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
• Interpret and analyze the diversity of cultures and its implication as they relate to business management and demonstrate a consciousness of the intricacy of operating in the global market

• Appraise the multicultural ‘big picture’ in which global trade and government forces operate, and summarise the major culture-based challenges faced by international managers (political, social, legal, economic and technological)

• Investigate major cultural differences in views on strategy for international alliances, including decision making and controls, labor relations and management of a range of culture-based tactics for international negotiations/

• Classify, characterize and critique particular leadership styles globally in given situations for varying motivational techniques depending on circumstances

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