HRM/Organisational Behaviour (March 2016) – Individual Assignment 2

Details of the Assignment
What are the implications of the GLOBE study of leadership for MNE’s operating in 12 different countries across the globe (including Western and

Northern Europe, Northern America, SE Asia and Latin America) and a sector where leadership effectiveness is believed to be key to achieving high

performance?

Learning Outcomes to be assessed
This assessment assesses how well you can do the following (as outlined in the module specification):
• Understand and critically evaluate theories of leadership, their interaction with theories of motivation and change management, and their

effective implementation in an international context.
• Understand and critically evaluate theories of managing in a cross-cultural context.
• Promote a professional and ethical approach to organisations.
Key Skills to be practised / assessed
This assessment assesses how well you can do the following (as outlined in the module specification):
• Enhance and apply planning, organising, decision-making and time management skills appropriate for use in an organisational context.
• Experiment and develop personal initiative and responsibility in undertaking complex investigations in the solving of organisational problems and

issues.
• Critically analyse and apply key ideas and concepts via comprehensive research relevant both to the subject area and to professional practice in

the field.
• Use terminology associated with the subject area accurately and in a way which demonstrates sophisticated knowledge and understanding.
• Develop and enhance both individually and collaboratively effective written and oral communication skills for both specialist and non-specialist

audiences.
Assessment criteria Your assessment will be assessed according to these criteria which are reflected in the Assessment Feedback Sheet:
• Degree of knowledge and understanding of the module subject
• Ability to develop an argument which is clearly justified and relevant to the particular circumstances of the situation under consideration
• Ability to develop an argument which is well structured
• Breadth and depth of reading from the relevant academic literature
• Ability to critically synthesise and apply relevant theories and concepts from a range of sources
• Ability to apply the Harvard referencing system in the correct manner
• Ability to collect and analyse relevant data
• Ability to identify and evaluate a range of strategic options relevant to the particular circumstances of the situation under consideration
• Degree of originality in generating relevant and justified solutions to the business problem under consideration
• Professionalism of presentation
• Ability to manage time to submit by the deadline
• Academic good conduct

Alternatively, publications with Robert House as one of the authors should help. an example:
House, R., Javidan, M., Hanges, P., Dorfman, P., (2002). Understanding cultures and implicit leadership theories across the globe: an introduction

to project GLOBE. Journal of World Business, 37, 3-10.

Course Books
Exploring Corporate Strategy (by Gerry Johnson, Kevan Scholes, Richard Whittington)
ISBN: 978-0273711919

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