- Class Number 7559
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Pierre van der Eng
- AsPr Pierre van der Eng
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
Rapid economic growth in most of Asia during recent decades has seen the emergence of large corporate enterprises which were organised in ways different from companies based in Western countries. This course discusses the evolution of Japanese, Korean and ethnic Chinese conglomerate enterprises and business networks. It introduces students to the particulars of corporate organisation and management of these enterprises, and elaborates the degree to which these help explain the success of Asian companies. Evolution and particulars of Asian business enterprise will be placed in the economic and social context of the countries where these companies originated.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
- define, explain and illustrate the drivers of rapid economic growth and development of Asian economies, industries and firms, and the issues confronted by firms doing business in Asia;
- work well in diverse teams to deliver stated goals and outcomes;
- research and critically analyse the issues confronted by firms doing business in Asia; and,
- communicate effectively in oral and written forms about the diverse facets of Asia and how to do business in this part of the world, using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions.
This course draws on the lecturer's experience with research into economic and business development in East and Southeast Asia. The reading in the course is closely related to this research or exemplifies relevant research outcomes in the fields of economic development and international business of East Asia.
No field trips
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional class costs
Examination Material or equipment
There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice will be provided by end of Week 12.
The required textbook for the course is:
- Hasegwa, Harukiyo and Witt, Michael A. (2019) Asian Business and Management: Theory, Practice and Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (3nd edition).
This book is available from the campus bookshop. A copy of the textbook is available to students in the Reserve section of the ANU library. Availability of this as an e-book through the library is being investigated.
A few additional readings will be made available as PDF documents that students can download from the Wattle course page. You should download and print these readings, and keep them together in a binder.
ANU students are very fortunate that the ANU library is well-stocked with books (both hard copy and e-resources with e-books) and journals that expand on the topics and themes that will be discussed during the lectures and in the course reader. You are encouraged to read widely, and you are expected to use these library sources to research your assignment. If the ANU library does not have an item, you are likely to find it in the National Library of Australia in Canberra. Here are some suggestions for further reading:
- Carney, Michael (2008) Asian Business Groups: Context, Governance and Performance. Oxford: Chandos.
- Chen, Min (2004) Asian Management Systems. London: Thomson Learning.
- Hipsher, Scott A.; Hansanti, Songporn and Pomsuwan, Suthinan (2007) The Nature of Asian Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective. Oxford: Chandos.
- Witt, Michael A. and Redding, Gordon eds. (2014) The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems. Oxford: Oxford UP.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
All communications with students about the organisation and delivery of the course will take place during the weekly session and via the Wattle course page.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 - Two-hour lecture on topics specified in the lecture program available on the Wattle course page. Students enrol in a weekly interactive tutorial group via the course page on Wattle.||Please note: Due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery during Semester 2, 2020 will take place online and all components of the course will be adjusted to suit online delivery. Lectures will be accessible via the Wattle course page. Live tutorials will be conducted via ANU-Zoom. Assessment will take place online via the Wattle course page and Turnitin. Details about all elements of the BUSI2023 course and their delivery will be available through the Wattle course page of the course. Changes to the delivery of the course will depend on how the ANU assesses the COVID-19 situation. Please check the ANU COVID-19 webpage. Changes to the delivery of the course will be announced on the Wattle course page.|
|2||Week 2 - Two-hour lecture, and one-hour tutorial. Students read items specified in the tutorial program on the Wattle course page. During the tutorial, students ask questions about this reading and about the lecture of the previous week, discuss answers to 2 review questions (available on the Wattle course page), and complete a weekly quiz. Teams of two students sign up for a tutorial presentation on a topic specified in the tutorial program on the Wattle course page.||2 review questions short multiple choice quiz|
|3||Weeks 3-12 - Scheduled two-hour lecture and one-hour tutorial. Students are to read items specified in the tutorial program on the Wattle course page. Tutorials contain: Q&A about required reading specified in the tutorial program on the Wattle course page. answers to 2 review questions that are listed in the tutorial program on the Wattle course page. student presentation on a set topic specified on the Wattle course page.||2 review questions student presentation on set topic short multiple choice quiz|
|7||Week 7 - In addition to scheduled weekly lecture and tutorial, students sit an optional mid-semester test. Date, time and location TBA on the Wattle course page.||Optional mid-semester test with 30 multiple choice questions|
|11||Week 11 - In addition to scheduled weekly lecture and tutorial, students complete and submit 2,500 word individual assignment on one of six set topics. Topics, due date and time, and method of submission are specified on the Wattle course page.||2,500 words individual essay on a selected set topic due. 2-hour written exam during ANU final examination period|
This course has tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site by start of Week 1.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly quizzes||10 %||*||*||1|
|Issue presentation||15 %||*||*||1,2,4|
|Tutorial review questions||5 %||*||*||1,4|
|Individual assignment||20 %||23/10/2020||02/11/2020||1,3,4|
|Mid semester test||10 %||24/09/2020||25/09/2020||1|
|Final exam||40 %||05/11/2020||03/12/2020||1,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Students are expected to participate in all lectures and tutorials, as well as all items of assessment, except the mid-semester test (where participation is optional).
There is a required formal end of semester examination, and a mid-semester test. See Assessment tasks 5 and 6 above.
There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1
Weekly during the 11 tutorial sessions in weeks 2-12.
Each weekly quiz consists of 6 multiple choice questions. Maximum score is 11 x 6 = 66 (worth 10%).
Attend the session during the previous week, complete reading specified in the session program on the Wattle course page.
Encourage students to keep up with reading and lectures, test their understanding of reading and lectures.
Each answer is either correct or wrong.
The quizzes can only be completed during the weekly tutorials. The questions (and answers) will be made available electronically later during the semester to help you prepare for the mid-semester test and the final exam.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
Once during one of the 10 tutorial sessions during weeks 3-12.
A mark out of 10
10 minutes, or ca. 800 words.
Teams of 2 students complete reading specified in the tutorial program on the Wattle course page. They deliver a short presentation that answers the set question. The presentation will be recorded for review purposes.
Tests students’ research and effective oral communication skills on topic related to course content, deepens team work experience.
All students attending the tutorial complete a mark sheet, the lecturer calculates the average mark.
Submission / Presentation Details:
The presenting team submits short report after the presentation by email to the tutor. The tutor summarises the comments from students and returns them with the mark by email. Assessment will only be based on the presentation, not the report.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
Tutorial review questions
Weekly during the 11 tutorial sessions in weeks 2-12
Half an A4 page
Attend the lecture during the previous week, complete the reading specified in the session program on the Wattle course page, answer two questions.
Test students on understanding of both reading and lecturer's presentation..
Lecturer marks the answers, based on their completeness, relevance and logic in addressing the question. Each possible weekly submission is weighted equally.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4
Friday 23 October 2020, 4pm
Out of 20
2,500 words (+/-10%), incl. all text, tables and figures, but excl. references, contents page and footnotes
Students select one of six set topics, read extensively to study the topic, write an essay that answers the relevant question. Further details are on the Wattle course page.
Tests students' research and effective written communication skills on a topic related to course content
Explained in separate document ‘Criteria for assessing written and other work completed in the course Dynamics of Asian Business (BUSI2023)', available on the Wattle course page at least two weeks before submission due date.
Assignments to be submitted via Turnitin. Presentation details explained in a separate document 'Some Suggestions for Good Assignment Writing', available on the Wattle course page.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1
Mid semester test
TBA (tentatively during Week 7). Students will be advised of the time and location via the Wattle course page.
Maximum score is 30
30 multiple choice questions, maximum 1 hour
Test covers all topics discussed during the lectures of weeks 1-6 and the reading for the tutorial sessions of weeks 2-7. Keep notes on the basis of the lectures and reading.
Encourage students to keep up with reading and lectures during 1st half of the semester, test their understanding of both.
Each answer is either correct or wrong
If students are not able to attend the exam due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, they must apply to sit a deferred exam by submitting the application form for deferred assessment and provide documented evidence.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,4
TBA (during ANU final exam period, 5-21 November 2020). Students will be advised of the time and location via the ANU examination timetable online. Further advice will be provided by end of Week 12.
Based on the nature and the marks/weights of the questions.
Format of the two-hour written exam will be discussed during the last lecture and the last tutorial.
Covers all material discussed during the lectures and tutorial sessions, contained in the textbook and any distributed additional reading throughout the semester.
Test students understanding of course readings and lectures.
Complete, correct, accurate answers covering all parts of the question, and illustrated with figures, data, examples as appropriate. Details explained in separate document 'Criteria for assessing written and other work completed in the course Dynamics of Asian Business (BUSI2023)', available from the Wattle course page before the end of Week 12.
Permitted materials: to be communicated by ANU Examinations Office and Course Convenor before end of Week 12. If students are not able to attend the exam due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, they must apply to sit a deferred exam by submitting the application form for deferred assessment and provide documented evidence.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Turnitin website.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet used by the ANU Research School of Management (RSM). Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
See the descriptions of assessment tasks.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Unless specified otherwise in the assignments requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
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- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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See the course convener's ANU web page.
AsPr Pierre van der Eng
AsPr Pierre van der Eng