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MGC2130

Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr David Chin

Offered

Not offered in 2016

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.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the management of organisations in Asia from both managers' and workers' perspectives
  2. explain the major theories of Asian management and illustrate them with case material
  3. analyse how factors from the external environment, such as gender, religion, ethnic diversity, union cultures, affect Asian management processes and compare how these vary between Asian nations
  4. conduct an individual research exercise by applying one aspect of Asian management theory to a chosen Asian country context
  5. develop oral and written communication skills.

Assessment

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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