1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
BUSN9215 has been successfully completed
Topic description

The topic theme is 'Contextual change: The past, present and future of international business in the region'. Weekly seminars explore political, environmental, cultural, security and other issues that influence business. Student projects speculate on the future of an industry in a specific country.

Educational aims

With emphasis on the next ten years, the aim of this topic is to provide students with individual and group opportunities to:

  • Analyse the business context (past, present and trends) of specific industries within selected Asia-Pacific countries
  • Place the aforesaid countries in a regional and global business context
  • Identify and analyse ethical, security, political (bilateral and multilateral), environmental and other issues in the evolving business climate of the region
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and understand the internal and external influences that an organisation needs to consider when operating across national borders in the Asia-Pacific Region
  2. Advise businesses on trends in a particular industry in a specific country in the region after completion of thorough research
  3. Apply the case study method to international business situations
  4. Write well-researched consulting reports with feasible recommendations for managerial action
  5. Contribute original ideas and analysis in interactive seminars
  6. Work efficiently in study teams