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The Task
The project is divided into five sections:
Section 1
The national culture you have chosen to investigate
In this section, you are required to choose one national culture as a focus for investigation and explore what business and cultural literature is available to inform your understandings of how national culture is likely to influence organisational and management practices in that nation.
Your introduction to Section1 should provide a brief paragraph of descriptive details concerned with the geographical location of the national culture assigned to you and any relevant details about national business activity. Some linguistic, currency, political and demographic information, for example, may be useful. You should provide a thesis statement (an overarching, one sentence description about the national culture) and an outline of argument that provides a summary of the key points you plan to make about that national culture relevant to organisational practices and management. Main body — The main body of the section should provide a more detailed critical examination of cultural theories as they pertain to organisational contexts in the national culture under investigation. You will need to draw on peer reviewed, reputable, published work and academic texts to complete the task
Section 2
Personal cultural identity
In Section 2, you are asked to provide a somewhat reflective account of the main national, cultural influences in your formative years and later life, perhaps alluding to home life, education and language, for example and to suggest how that cultural influence has had an impact on your expectations of workplace practices. Your introduction to Section 2 should identify the main national culture(s) that influenced your formative years. You should provide a thesis statement (an overarching, one sentence description about the national culture) and an outline of argument that provides a summary of the key points you plan to make about that national culture relevant to organisational practices and management. The introduction need only amount to a paragraph or two.
Main body — The main body of the section should provide a more detailed critical examination of cultural theories as it pertains to organisational contexts in the national culture that influenced you most.
Section 3
Project Findings
Explain how well you would expect to adapt as an expatriate manager, to the culture
identified in Section 1, based on your own cultural identity. If either the nominated
culture in your project, or the one that influenced you most, represents a vast area
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Section 3
Project Findings
Explain how well you would expect to adapt as an expatriate manager, to the culture identified in Section 1, based on your own cultural identity. If either the nominated culture in your project, or the one that influenced you most, represents a vast area where there may be a certain amount of regional, cultural variation (such as China or India), you may want to comment on any relevant subcultural variations based on published evidence.
Section 4
Conclusion
Briefly summarise your key points with respect to your evaluation of how you would be likely to adapt and perform in the nominated culture given your own cultural profile. Indicate where your strengths and challenges may lie and suggest any professional or personal development that may enable you to strengthen your position in adapting to, and functioning in the national culture identified. Any ideas you suggest that are based on your reading, must be linked to the literature on preparing expatriates for overseas assignments.
Section 5
References
You are expected to include a list of references cited in the project. They should be in
alphabetical order and conform to Units Harvard referencing conventions.
The references should be drawn from peer reviewed quality journal papers or good
quality academic texts. Do not use any other online sources such as Wikipedia or blogs.
The quality of your sources is directly relevant to the quality of your work.
At least 15 sources are expected in your reference list to demonstrate wide reading and
an informed perspective associated with your assignment.
The reference list is not included in your word count.
Assessment Guidelines
Ensure that you do the following things before you submit your assignment. Doing so will attract marks in the assessment of your assignment.
Use UniSA Harvard referencing conventions in your reference list and in-text references.
Save your assessment file in your name, starting with your surname or family name in capitals followed by your first name. This is all the information needed. For example, save the name as follows: CROSSMANJoanna.
Include a footer on each page of your assignment with your name and ID number.
The first page of the assignment must include the following statement and your signature with the date:
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an informed perspective associated with your assignment.
The reference list is not included in your word count.
Assessment Guidelines
Ensure that you do the following things before you submit your assignment. Doing so will attract marks in the assessment of your assignment.
Use UniSA Harvard referencing conventions in your reference list and in-text references.
Save your assessment file in your name, starting with your surname or family name in capitals followed by your first name. This is all the information needed. For example, save the name as follows: CROSSMANJoanna.
Include a footer on each page of your assignment with your name and ID number.
The first page of the assignment must include the following statement and your signature with the date:
I have downloaded, read and understood UniSA materials online about UniSA Harvard referencing and academic integrity-. I understand, that this means that I cannot at a later date, suggest that I was ignorant of referencing and academic integrity expectations associated with this assignment. I understand that it is the duty of the marker to refer any concerns to the Academic Integrity Officer for further investigation.
*These materials have been linked to the online course page for your convenience.
It is expected that sections will be roughly, equally balanced in terms of focus and word count. The entire assessment (excluding the references) should be within a range of 10 percent (greater or less than) the word count specified. Eg; 2700-3300 words in total.
Please use the headings provided (eg; Section 1-5) to structure your project.
Please note that a due date has been provided for the assignment, but you are encouraged to submit at any time you have completed the task up until that date. If you submit at least two weeks before the submission date, the co-ordinator may give you an indication, if you have not met the required pass standard and suggest that you re-submit. However, no student will receive feedback otherwise, or a grade, until all papers have been assessed and moderated.
You are entitled to discuss your preparation for the first assignment via email, telephone or on the discussion board and to make an appointment with the Course Coordinator, if you wish, to discuss the development of your project prior to the commencement of face to face workshops.

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