MGM5638 - Asian business systems - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Erhan Atay


Dr Erhan Atay

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (Evening)


Students must have completed 24 credit points.


The 21st Century is denoted as the Asian Century. Economies in this region are expected to continue their growth trajectories and dominate the global economy in the decades to come. To understand the dynamics underlying Asian economies, this unit discusses the emergence and growth of large enterprises in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Students will learn the common institutions shared among these economies as well as their unique socioeconomic and historical contexts in which their growth is embedded. The unit also introduces students to corporate structures, networks, and management practices of these enterprises, and elaborates on the degree to which these help explain the success of Asian companies.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the dynamics underlying Asian economies and the emergence and growth of large enterprises in selected countries in East and Southeast Asia
  2. compare and contrast Asian business systems and their impact on business practices within the region
  3. critically analyse and generate solutions to challenges faced by multinational enterprises in doing business in Asia.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

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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