MGT6324 - Doing Business in Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Management
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course offers a comprehensive overview of culture and management practices of doing business in East and Southeast Asian economies, including India and selected Arab Emirates whose business activities are closely linked with those of East and Southeast Asia.   The course is broadly divided into two parts.  The first part provides a comprehensive overview of the macro business environment of the major Asian economies, including the politics, economy, social, technological, environmental and legal aspects (PESTEL) that affect business and management practices in each country.  Such overview provides students with a solid and fundamental framework to comprehend the key macro factors that affect how business strategy is being formulated and implemented in those economies.  The second part of the course focuses on some key industries and prominent corporations in the region.  Corporation and country specific reviews will culminate with teams involving in the comprehensive analysis and presentation of the strategy, business model and operations of selected Asian based corporations, both domestic and foreign.   By critically examining the unique macro factors, business and management practices characterized those industries, corporations, and countries, students will gain an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Asia with a broad regional and global perspective.  In addition to team work, individual students will develop and present a discussion paper on specific business practices and operations of a selected global company in the context of a chosen country within the region to further develop expertise on building a successful global company in Asia.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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