Business, Governance & Ethics in Asia

Subject BUSA90030 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
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.

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Subject Overview:

This inter-disciplinary subject focuses on the Asian business environment, with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia. It uses economic, cultural, political and legal lenses to view and discuss key aspects of doing business in that region, touching on topics such as globalisation, corporate governance, the role of the state in business, the concept of “Asian values”, ethics and corruption. Seminars will rely on case studies of Asian companies and business events. Throughout the course, participants are expected to evaluate critically how companies in that region are managing their relationships with governments, the private sector and other key stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand how key institutions, rules and players interact in the Southeast Asian business environment;
  • Appreciate the tensions generated by globalisation in the region;
  • Gain insights as to how family-controlled companies and government-linked and state-owned corporations operate and are governed;
  • Improve their understanding of how culture impacts business;
  • Learn about key governance issues faced by institutions and governments in the region;
  • Exhibit greater awareness of ethical decision-making in business; and
  • Acquire concepts for developing a strategy to deal with corruption issues.
  • Class participation (20%) Thoughout subject
  • Syndicate oral presentation and written report (30%)
  • Final examination (50%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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