AIS3544 - Comparative Management: China, Japan, and South Korea

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

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

The course aims to enhance students’ knowledge on management systems in the East Asian Context. The objective of the course is to enhance students’ understanding on the development of management systems in Chinese societies (i.e., Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Japan, and South Korea. The course employs a comparative approach by identifying the similarities and differences of the managerial practices between the four Asian societies; and also by examining how different national cultural backgrounds might have an impact on managerial systems and leadership behavior. This approach will allow students better understand the local managerial practices, as well as the unique competitive advantages and disadvantages of the management systems in different societies. The course will prepare our students with communication skills who plan to work at Multinational organizations.

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

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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