The course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of the following:
- group projects/discussions
- case studies
- seminar presentations
- library research papers
- Introduction to International Organizational Behaviour
- Research on International Organizational Behaviour and Levels of Analysis
- Cultural Variability and Universals
- Culture and Organizational Behaviour
- International Differences in Power, Authority and Influence in Organizations
- Organizational Conflicts, Negotiations, Agreements and Culture
- Work Motivation and Culture
- Organizational Attitudes, Moral Judgments and Culture
- Groups, Teams and Culture
- Organizational Cultures and National Cultures
- Organizational Leadership and Culture
- Organizational Change, Adaptability and Culture
- Behaviour in International and Cross Cultural Organizations
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
- Analyze international variability and universals in organizational behaviour
- Explain how culture affects organizational behavior
- Describe a range of theories of cultural variation and evaluate their ability to explain variations in organizational behavior between countries.
- Evaluate the applicability of common theories of organizational behavior outside of economically developed western countries
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on course objectives and will include some of the following: quizzes, exams, research paper, case study assignment, group project, oral presentation, participation, etc. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
An example of an evaluation scheme:
Mid Term Exam 25%
Case Study 20%
Article Review 20%
Research Paper 35%
Texts will be updated periodically. Typical examples are:
- Francesco A.M and Gold B.A. (2004) International Organizational Behavior (2nd Edition). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education.
- Silverthorne C.P. (2005) Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective. New York: New York University Press.