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Module Code: MAN311
Module Title: Business in the Asia-Pacific Region
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the unique and contrasting business environment in the Asia Pacific region and for students to use concepts and theories from the international business and management literature to evaluate and explain this environment.
Learning outcomes 
A. Appreciate and identify the consequences of globalization and national differences in the business and management systems in Asia Pacific region.

B. Evaluate the principal economic, political and social trends in Asia Pacific region and their consequence for the conduct of business.

C. Identify the differences of human management, corporate governance, and technology development in Asia Pacific region

D. Conduct an analysis of the strategic issues involved in entering the markets in Asia Pacific region.

E. Conduct a comparative analysis of different countries and businesses within Asia Pacific region.

Method of teaching and learning 
Key themes, topics and concepts will be introduced in the lectures and consolidated by learning activities in the seminars. Additional workshops will be used to enable students to develop a project proposal and make a short presentation. The project will require independent research activities to be undertaken.
1. The business systems in Asia Pacific region and the effects of globalization

2. The relationship between cultures and business systems

3. Accounting and corporate governance in Asia Pacific region

4. Human resource management in Asia Pacific region

5. Flexible arrangements for topics in practice (e.g., Current common issues in Business Management in Asia Pacific region)

6. Technology management in Asia Pacific region

7. Regionalism and production networks in Asia Pacific region

8. Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in Asia Pacific region

9. Entry modes and strategies

10. Flexible arrangements for topics in practice (e.g., Frontier issues in Business Management in Asia Pacific region)

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 20    10      130  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Project Report 40.00
2 Group Presentation 15.00
3 Individual Project Report 45.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/3/2020 2:00:42 AM