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Business in Asia (IBUS20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeIBUS20001
Semester 2
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Asia is a diverse and complex region. The subject investigates the key elements and dynamics of the changing business environment in Asian countries. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between the economy, business and domestic politics and to the impact of international trends. Topics will include industrialisation and trade, labour force, industrial relations and education, financial liberalisation and foreign investment, urbanisation and the middle class, entrepreneurship, the development state, culture and business environment, corporate governance and the Australian relationship with Asia.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the Asian economy as well as people management that sustain competitive advantage at firm level;
  • Identify key business issues in Asian countries in general and people management in particular from an economic, cultural and institutional perspective;
  • Compare and contrast Asian and Western approaches to management and human resources, and analyse the role of social networks in management and governance structures, and human resource and labour-management relations;
  • Evaluate the transferability of Asian management practices, and the ways in which Asian management receive, adapt and change imported managerial know-how.

Generic skills

  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; team work; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas

Last updated: 31 August 2017