Business and Economy in South East Asia

Subject 325-226 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

One of 325-102 Business in the Global Economy, 316-101 Introductory Macroeconomics or 316-102 Introductory Microeconomics or any subject listed in the Asian studies program offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


To be advised.
Subject Overview:

Southeast Asia is a diverse and complex region. This subject investigates the key elements and dynamics of the changing business environment in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. 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; overseas Chinese and indigenous entrepreneurship; the development state; culture and business environment; and the Australian relationship with Southeast Asia.


A 2-hour examination (50%), written assignment(s) totalling not more than 3500 words (35%) and tutorial participation (15%).

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Business and Economy in Southeast Asia: Tutorial Readings (NO_AUTHOR), (details from the department)
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; statistical reasoning; use of computer software.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Management Studies

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