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Asian management ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Wendy Smith

Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: 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.

Assessment: Research essay (2500 words): 30% + Tutorial presentation (1500 words): 20% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Three hours of class contact

Prerequisites: MGC1010