GE2120 - Asian Values and Managerial Practices

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Exclusive Courses:
CTL3544 or AIS3544
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2014/15, Semester B 2014/15
Semester A 2015/16 (Tentative), Semester B 2015/16 (Tentative)

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

The main focus of the course is intended to look at how different cultural/societal backgrounds and values influence the management systems and practices in the Asian Context. The course takes a multi-disciplinary approach by exploring the development of management systems and practices through historical, political, and cultural/societal perspectives. In addition, the course will teach students a framework such as different approaches in studying the comparative management. The course also employs a comparative approach by comparing the similarities and differences of the cultural values between Asian societies; and in turn, showing how those cultural values have an impact on managerial practices and leadership behavior. This approach will allow students better understand the unique competitive advantages and disadvantages of the management systems in different East Asian and South-East societies.

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

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Asian and International Studies