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Asia Pacific Business Perspectives


INB20012      |       12.5 Credit Points       |       Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Duration                                             Contact hours

One Semester                                       36 hours


50 Credit Points



Aims and Objectives

This unit aims to explore the complex environment of the Asia Pacific region as it increasingly becomes relevant to international business operations. To provide context, regionalism theories will be discussed to provide emphasis to the rise of inter and intra trade of the Asia Pacific with the world. Concepts relating to Open regionalism as a basis for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and its operation, the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) as a regional model and the growth of China and India within the Asia Pacific will be emphasised.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of the Asia Pacific in the context of regional development.
2. Explore regionalism and theories that form the foundation for regional groupings in the Asia Pacific region
3. Compare and contrast the importance of inter and intra trade in the Asia Pacific region with the global economy.
4. Identify and discuss individually and in groups appropriate business strategies required to manage international firms operating in the Asia Pacific region manage international firm operating in the Asia-Pacific region.

General Skills Outcome

• Teamwork skills
• Problem solving skills
• Analysis skills
• Communication skills
• Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• Ability to work independently