Culture and the International Context

Module code: LM2506

Module co-ordinator: Paul Conville

Module Outline

This module seeks to identify important global processes and examines how these processes affect human resource management and the national environments in which HRM situates. It also identifies the rise of multinational corporations (MNCs) within the ‘convergence-divergence’ debate.

Topics covered

  • Competing concepts of national culture
  • The implications of culture for the management of organisations
  • Issues involved in the cross-culture transfer of learning
  • The rise of multinational corporations (MNCs) within the 'convergence-divergence' debate


  • 150 hours of guided independent study


  • 3,000-4,000-word essay (100%)