GE3204 - Business and Hong Kong Society

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Management
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22, Semester B 2021/22

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

Hong Kong’s phenomenal development from a small fishing village to becoming a significant international financial centre, heralded as the “Freest Economy in the World”, belies the many issues arising from the complex and dynamic interface between business, government and society in Hong Kong. Students will be led to explore the historical evolution of the economy; evaluate the interrelationships between business (organisations) and other socio-political institutions in Hong Kong, and their ramifications for various stakeholders. analyse some of the impacts of economic growth and the problems inherent in capitalistic societies; examine some responses of various stakeholders towards addressing their corporate and social responsibilities; and locate Hong Kong’s roles and relations regionally as well as globally. Through a combination of lectures, invited talks by guest speakers, classroom discussions, case studies and project-based learning, students are guided to develop and demonstrate their abilities of independent research and critical thinking.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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