SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code MMN223935
Module Leader Patricia Lang
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • B (January start)
  • A (September start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

This module has been designed to support those employed in railway operations or seeking a career in railway operations, to function effectively in the railway operations context, and to provide them with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the leadership elements shown in the syllabus. The module will cover multiple leadership features over five units.


Unit 1: Contextualising and defining global leadership Unit 2: The old and new psychology of leadership Unit 3: The impact of national culture on leadership expectations Unit 4: Knowledge sharing to support culturally intelligent leadership(CIL) Unit 5: Types of knowledge sharing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1.Define and critically analyse the context and impact of globalisation on expectations of leadership within varying national cultures;2.Evaluate follower expectations within the old and new psychology of leadership 3.Critically analyse the impact of knowledge sharing practices in supporting culturally intelligent leadership.4.Appraise, evaluate and synthesise learning for future development.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will be expected to draw on academic theories and techniques in order to frame, analyse and solve actual work-based problems. To this end learning will involve not only formal but informal learning strategies and assessment. This module particularly emphasises the integration of learning and work e.g. the student's assessment will involve them in in conducting an actual work based analysis and decision making within a work context. The module utilises an interactive lecture programme where students are encouraged to participate and contribute. Students are required to undertake a programme of specified reading for independent learning, and reflect upon managerial practices within the workplace. The teaching and skills development programme will be supported via GCU Learn, which will also enhance the students' ability to utilise e-communication.

Indicative Reading

Indicative Text: Branine M. (2011) Managing across cultures: Concepts, policies and practices, London, SAGE. Mendenhall et al. (2013), Global Leadership 2e: Research, Practice and Development, Routledge. Stahl et al. (2012), Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, Fifth Edition, Part 2: Cross-national and Global Leadership, Routledge. Indicative Journal Articles: Fujimoto Y. and Hartel C.E.J. (2006), A self-representation analysis of the effects of individualist-collectivist interactions within organizations in Individualistic cultures, Lessons for diversity management, Cross Cultural Management, A Global Journal, Vol. 13. Gomez M.B. and Rowan (2013), The Pivotal Importance of Leadership, Knowledge Sharing and Organization Culture, The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Vol., 18, No. 2. Handizic M. and Agahari D. (2002), Knowledge sharing culture: a case study, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, Vol. 3, No. 2. Javidan M. & Dastmalchian A. (2009), Managerial implications of the GLOBE project: A study of 62 societies, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 41-57. Robinson D.A. and Harvey M. (2008), Global leadership in a culturally diverse world, Management Decision, Vol. 46, No. 3. Taylor G. (2013), Implementing and Maintaining a Knowledge Sharing Culture, via Knowledge Management Teams: A Shared Leadership Approach, Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, Vol. 17.

Transferrable Skills

Group working: an ability to work collaboratively and constructively with others on a complex group assignment. Communication skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills when participating in the group work and group presentation. Self-management: self-motivation, time management and critical self-reflection and evaluation of personal performance. Research skills: data gathering using secondary methods and data analysis. C & IT skills: engaging in a virtual learning environment; using MS power-point and MS Work packages for presentations and report writing; accessing and using industry databases such as FAME, MINTEL, KEYNOTE. Using Ref-works software to develop referencing skills, and Turnitin software to improve writing skills.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (PT) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 3.00
Assessment (PT) 60.00
Independent Learning (PT) 225.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 20.00 45% Essay proposal and plan on module syllabus topic 1500 words
Course Work 02 n/a 80.00 45% Essay on proposed syllabus topic (referencing academically journals and texts) 4500 words