6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
- Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus)
The recent economic and social development of selected Asian countries, especially the role of the business sector. Topics include entrepreneurship; technological change; the dynamics of comparative advantage; import substitution versus export-oriented industrial growth; the development state; the stages of business growth.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- have critically examined the major hypothesis advanced to explain the dynamics of growth and change in selected Asian economies
- appreciate the main characteristics of the business environment in the selected countries, including business institutions and business practices
- understand the role of government and the market as allocators of resources and engines of development
- develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing a research essay and participating in tutorial discussions.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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