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Unit Overview


This unit examines the business practices underpinning business models in the Asian region, especially those that are becoming more dominant in the region. The unit complements studies already undertaken at Level 2 that have examined international management and comparative business cultures and traditions in the Asian region.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) develop a familiarity and a critical understanding of core concepts used in analysing the business context and management practices in the Asian region; (2) develop an informed understanding of contextual factors that affect management practices in the Asian region; (3) become cognisant of strategies and resources that assist in managing the interaction between the context framing business operations in the Asian region and the management strategies that have been developed to deal with these; (4) understand the significance of management practices in facilitating effective international business activity in the region; (5) engage in comparative analysis of business traditions and business practices in the Asian region; (6) apply all of the above in critical thinking exercises including case study analyses, small group and teamwork; and (7) develop interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, as well as teamwork skills.


Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
ABUS2290 Cultural Foundations of Asian Business.
or MGMT2341 International Management
ABUS2204 Models of Asian Business
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.