The Social Context of Asian Business

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

The Social Context of Asian Business cuts through the many misleading assumptions about how Asians manage business enterprise that have proliferated with the rise of dragon economies in the East.

The unit explores how cultural values have shaped the economic environment in a range of countries across the region, while emphasising the joint importance of other factors in the political economic climate and that business systems change in response to social dynamism.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, this unit will provide insight into Asian business systems and develop your critical and analytical skills when faced with a set of assumptions.

Eligibility

While there are no mandatory prerequisites for this unit, students need to have developed the skills to write essays at university level.

Areas of study

In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Various explanations of differences in business systems
  • Capitalist development in the West
  • Commerce in pre-industrial China
  • Commerce in pre-industrial Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia
  • Meiji industrialisation, zaibatsu, keiretsu and Japanese management
  • South Korea: Independence, the Korean War, and the chaebol
  • China: socialist enterprise, family businesses, and 'economic miracles'
  • Southeast Asia: overseas Chinese enterprises and promoted (crony?) capitalism
  • Since the 1990s: dealing with problems
  • Personal relationships, guanxi, networks, face
  • Law and corruption
  • Collectivism, individualism, paternalism, hierarchy; summary of culturalist explanations

Course pathways

This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Social Context of Asian Business provides insight into the business systems that have proliferated and thrive in the dragon economies of the East. This subject will be of value for those pursuing further study in business, international politics or cultural studies. For those pursuing a career in business, this unit provides useful background in the development of Asian modes of business that may be useful in trading and partnerships with Asian companies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Social Context of Asian Business from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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