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MGC2130 - Asian management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Wendy Smith


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Management systems in Asia through a focus on paradigms, such as Japanese management; the implications for management of union cultures in various national contexts; cross-cultural management issues in multinationals; the transfer of management systems at the level of the corporation and the state; an understanding of how people are managed in Asia through the study of how local ethnic, gender, religious and kinship factors affect employees and managers in their work ethics, career strategies, leadership and decision-making styles. National contexts include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong), Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Group presentation
assignment: 2000 words
(25%) Individual assignment: (3000 words) 35%
Examination 2 hours: 40%

Contact hours

Three hours of class contact