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2017/2018  BA-BASPO1002U  Asian Economic Organisation & Competitiveness

English Title
Asian Economic Organisation & Competitiveness

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc International Business in Asia
Course coordinator
  • Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Last updated on 30-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the end of the course the students should be able to:
  • • Identify the “East Asian Challenge” in terms of economic growth, foreign trade, foreign direct investment and role in global production chains.
  • • Discuss competing theories on national and global competitiveness, such as Porter’s Diamond and Nolan’s Big Business Revolution, in the context of contemporary Asian society with particular reference to China or Japan.
  • • Compare business networks and/or corporate governance models in China and Japan and evaluate the importance of recent reform.
  • • Define similarities and differences in enterprise organisation and management in China and Japan.
Examination
Asian Economic Organisation & Competitiveness:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The examination is a term paper based on a topic that the instructor must approve. The term paper must apply relevant material from the compendium and the obligatory literature, showing a clear delimitation of the research question, and demonstrating an ability to apply standard rules for quoting and referencing the applied literature and sources.

For detailed information on format and length, please check the ASP Programme Regulations available on e-campus (SAR: sar.cbs.dk)

 

The exam must be handed in through Digital Exam

Course content and structure

The overall aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive outline of the economic organization and competitiveness of Japanese and Chinese business organizations, in the context of contemporary Asian society, the international environment and the global production networks.

 

The course will start with an overview of Japan’s and China’s role in the global economy, followed by a series of lectures on the nature of Japanese/Chinese economic organizations. In addition the competitiveness of the two countries will be discussed in overall terms as well as from the perspective of selected industries and branches. Against this background the course then explores issues related to Japan’s/China’s approach to market economy and examines in detail Japanese/Chinese business networks, the form and structure of the Japanese/Chinese firm, the institutional, economic and political environment as well as the development of “alliance/network” capitalism.

Teaching methods
Classes are lecture/discussion format. During lectures and discussion sessions, instructors reserve the right to do "cold-call" on students.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is further offered in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Classes (i.e., hours spent at classes) 36 hours
Preparation (i.e. hours spent for reading, group work, etc.) 71 hours
Exam (i.e., hours spent on exam preparation and the actual exam) 100 hours
Further Information

This course is part of the overall Year 2 theme, "Economic and Cultural Context of Business Enterprises and Organisations". The course is intended for students of Asian language and economy and serves as an essential intellectual preparation for the 3rd year.

Expected literature

TBA

Last updated on 30-06-2017