- Class Number 5771
- Term Code 3360
- 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 24/07/2023
- Class End Date 27/10/2023
- Census Date 31/08/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
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:
- 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 lectures and reading in the course are closely related to this research or exemplify relevant research outcomes in the fields of economic development and international business of Asia. Research-led features of this course: (a) case presentation, which requires students to do some research to understand what happened since the case was published, (b) individual assignment that takes the form of an essay on a specified topic that students will research on the basis of relevant sources in the ANU library.
There are no field trips for this course.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional class costs for this course.
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 on the format and delivery of the final exam paper will be provided by the end of Week 10.
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 will be held in the ANU library reserve & short loan collection. The ANU library subscribes to a limited number of electronic versions of this text book (E-BOOK), accessible on campus or via Virtual ANU. Additional required reading will be specified on the Wattle page of the course, particularly the reading for the weekly 'Asian business in the news' workshop discussion.
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 course page on Wattle.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 - Two one-hour lectures and a one-hour workshop on topics specified in the lecture and workshop programs available on the Wattle page for the course. The lecture and workshop programs are based on the chapter topics in the textbook and additional reading for the course (see below). Students enrol in a weekly interactive workshop via the course page on Wattle. The week 1 workshop discusses the first two lectures, the required reading, other requirements of the course, student expectations of the learning experience in the course. Teams of two students sign up for one weekly brief presentation on an 'Asian business in the news' topic that puts a current issue in the context of the weekly reading and lectures. The topics are specified in the lecture and workshop programs available on the Wattle course page.||Please note: Depending on the health situation in Canberra and on the ANU campus, the ANU may decide to restrict access to the campus, in which case this course will be delivered online or in a blended mode. As things are, lectures and most workshops will be face-to-face. Lectures will be recorded and made accessible via the Wattle course page. Except the final exam, assessment will take place online via the Wattle course page and Turnitin.|
|2||Week 2 - Two one-hour lectures, and a one-hour workshop on topics specified in the lecture and workshop program in on the Wattle course page. Students read items specified in the workshop program on the Wattle course page. During the workshop, students (a) ask questions about this specified required reading and about the lectures, (b) discuss their prepared answers to review questions specified on the Wattle course page, (c) a team of two students introduces the 'Asian business in the news' topic for the week, and (d) all students complete a weekly quiz.||During the workshop: Review questions, short case presentation in the workshop, short multiple choice quiz via Wattle.|
|3||Weeks 3-12 - Two one-hour lectures and a one-hour weekly workshop. Students read items specified in the workshop program on the Wattle course page. During the weekly workshops, students (a) ask questions about this specified required reading and about the lectures, (b) discuss their prepared answers to review questions specified on the Wattle course page, (c) a team of two students introduces the 'Asian business in the news' topic for the week, and (d) all students complete a weekly quiz.||During the workshop: Review questions, short case presentation in the workshop, short multiple choice quiz via Wattle.|
|13||During the ANU final examination period, students sit a 2-hour in person written exam. The format of the exam will be discussed during the week 10 workshop. The time of the exam is set by the ANU Examinations Office, which will communicate the details to students. The time of the exam will also be announced on the Wattle page for the course.||2-hour in-person written exam during ANU final examination period. The time of the final exam is set by ANU Examinations, which will communicate the details to students. The time and delivery of the exam will also be announced on the Wattle page for the course by week 10.|
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
This course has workshops or tutorial-like teaching activities. Depending on availability and interest, face-to-face workshops will be organised on campus, others will be Zoom-based. Registration for the workshops will be via the Wattle page for the course. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will also be available on the Wattle page for the course by start of O Week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly quizzes (10%)||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Case presentation 'Asian business in the news' (5%)||5 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Weekly review questions (2 x 5% = 10%)||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Individual assignment A (5%)||5 %||18/08/2023||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Mid semester test (10%)||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Individual assignment B (25%)||25 %||13/10/2023||31/10/2023||1,2,3,4,5|
|Final exam (individual) (35%)||35 %||*||30/11/2023||1,2,3,4,5|
* 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:
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 workshops, as well as all items of assessment in line with 'Code of Practice for teaching and learning", clause 2 paragraph (b). The course will be taught face-to-face.
There is a required mid-semester test and a formal end of semester examination. See Assessment tasks 5 and 7 above. Details of the final examination will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office in week 10 of the semester and will be available at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/ Details will also be on the Wattle page for the course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Weekly quizzes (10%)
Weekly during the 11 workshops in weeks 2-12.
Each weekly quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions. Maximum score is 11 x 5 = 55 (worth 10%).
Attend and listen to the lectures associated with the topic discussed during the workshop, 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.
Quizzes are to be completed via Wattle. The quizzes can only be completed during the weekly workshops.
During the semester as collection of questions and answers to assist with mid-semester test and final examination preparations.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Case presentation 'Asian business in the news' (5%)
Once during one of the 11 workshop sessions during weeks 2-12.
A mark out of 10 (worth 5%), which is the same for each team member.
10 minutes, or ca. 800 words.
During the week 1 workshop, students volunteer in teams of 2 for one of the topics during the workshops in weeks 2-12. Teams of 2 students complete reading specified in the
workshop program on the Wattle course page. Every week during weeks 2-12 a team of 2 students delivers 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.
Assessment is based on the content of the presentation, and will be marked by the lecturer.
Submission / Presentation Details
The presenting team submits short report after the presentation by email to the lecturer. The lecturer returns comments and the mark by email. Assessment will only be based on the presentation, not the report.
Within 2 weeks of presentation.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Weekly review questions (2 x 5% = 10%)
Weekly during the 11 workshops in weeks 2-12. Each student takes two turns at random to answer two of the weekly review questions in the course of the semester.
300 to 350 words
Attend the relevant lectures at the start of the week, complete the reading specified in the session program on the Wattle course page, answer the selected review questions for that week, be ready to share one of your answers when the lecturer invites you at random.
Encourage students to keep up with the prescribed reading and lectures. Test students on understanding of both reading and lectures.
Lecturer marks the answers, based on their completeness, relevance and logic in addressing the question. Each possible weekly submission is weighted equally.
Selected students share their answers to the review questions during the weekly workshop. The lecturer leads in-class discussion in relation to the questions.
Within 2 weeks of submission, via the Wattle Gradebook.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Individual assignment A (5%)
Friday 18 August 2023, 4pm
Out of 20 (worth 5%)
1,000 words (+/-10%), incl. all text, tables and figures, but excl. references, contents page and footnotes
Students write a short essay that (a) answers the relevant question on the basis of the set readings, and (b) demonstrates their skill in structuring and formatting a written assignment. Further details are on the course page on Wattle.
Tests students effective written communication skills on a topic related to the content of the course.
Explained in separate document ‘Criteria for assessing written and other work completed in the course Asian Business Systems (BUSI7055)', available from Wattle at least two weeks before submission due date.
Assignments to be submitted online via Turnitin. Presentation details explained in a separate document ''Minimum requirements for good assignment writing'', available on the Wattle course page.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Mid semester test (10%)
TBA (tentatively during Week 7). Details of the time and format of delivery of the test will be discussed with students during the workshops and the result announced before the semester break on the Wattle page for the course.
Maximum score is 30 (worth 10%).
30 multiple choice questions, maximum 1 hour
Test covers all topics discussed during the lectures of weeks 1-6 and the reading for the workshop sessions of weeks 1-6. Keep notes on the basis of the lectures and reading. The time of the mid-semester test will be announced on the Wattle page for the course. Further advice on the delivery of the examination will be made available on the Wattle page of the course at least 2 weeks before the date of the test.
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
Will be announced when the format of delivery of the test is communicated to students. 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.
Within two weeks of the test being held.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Individual assignment B (25%)
Friday 13 October 2023, 4pm
A mark out of 20 (worth 25%)
2,500 words (+/-10%), incl. all text, tables and figures, but excl. references, contents page and footnotes.
Students select one of a minimum of six set topics, read extensively to study the topic, write an essay that answers the relevant question. Further details, including the expected formatting of the essay document, are on the Wattle course page.
Tests students' research and effective written communication skills on a topic related to the content of the course.
Explained in separate document ‘Criteria for assessing written and other work completed in the course Asian Business Systems (BUSI7055)', available on the Wattle course page. Assignments exceeding the word limit of 2,500 words (+10%) will attract a penalty of 0.5 marks from the maximum of 20 marks for each 500 words by which the text exceeds the word limit.
Assignments to be submitted online via Turnitin. Presentation details explained in a separate document 'Some Suggestions for Good Assignment Writing', available on the Wattle course page.
Before final examination period.
Assessment Task 7
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Final exam (individual) (35%)
TBA (during ANU final exam period in November 2023). Students will be advised of the time via the ANU examination timetable online. Further advice on examination will be made available on the Wattle page of the course at least 2 weeks before the examination period. The format of the exam paper will be discussed with students in week 10.
Based on the nature and the marks/weights of the questions. The total exam score will be worth 35%.
Format of the two-hour in-person written exam will be discussed during the week 10 workshop.
Covers all material discussed during the lectures and workshop sessions, contained in the textbook and any distributed additional reading throughout the semester. More information on examination will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
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 Asian Business Systems (BUSI7055)', available from the course page on Wattle before the end of Week 10.
Permitted materials: to be communicated by the ANU Examinations Office and Course Convenor before end of Week 10. 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.
With return of final grades.
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See the descriptions of assessment tasks.
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Unless specified otherwise in the assignments requirements, resubmissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
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