MBA Course: Asia-Pacific Economies & Modern Business Environment

The course throws the light upon important economic problems in the Asia-Pacific region, their origin, development and solutions, so that listeners could have a comprehensive understanding implementing the business and organizational corporate policies applicably to the specific of regional business environment. 

The course mainly focuses on two parts: the first part is the economic situation and development of the countries in the region, including economic systems, industrial conditions, government policies, human development, finance and capital market overview, etc.; the second part is specific economic topics. Including production, trade, finance, currency relations, and sectoralism, etc. 

For questions such as “Can the rapid economic growth in the Asia-Pacific continue? What is the impact of the East Asian financial turmoil on regional enterprises? The trend of regional economic cooperation? What about the East Asian experience?’ we will try to explain them all and discuss the most vivid and actual points in the third part. We will also examine and compare the developed countries, newly industrialized countries, and resource-rich countries in the region, respectively and the whole, their mutual relationship, the meaning and influence on the region, and even the global relevance. It will not specifically focus on individual economies, but listeners will be encouraged to further research and analyze a specific country .

Teaching method: online classroom lectures and discussions, with multimedia display

Curriculum syllabus:

Overview of Part One

Introduction Asia Pacific Economic & Business Environment

1.        What is Asia Pacific / East Asia?

2.        Government and market

3.        Economic growth and political system

4.        Overall overview

East Asian political and economic system

1.        Japanese political and economic system

2.        East Asian Dragon Political and Economic System – South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore

3.        Southeast Asian political and economic system

4. The  political and economic system of the transitional economy

Part Two: The Rise and Fall of East Asia

Introduction to the Chinese World Order

1.        World order

2.        East Asia Trade

3.        Comparative political economy – China, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia

4.        Beyond the European model

The   Miracle of East Asia 

1.        East Asian political and economic changes after the war

2.        East Asian miracle

3.        Regional orientation of East Asian politics and economy

4. The  The United States, Russia and East Asia

The  Asian Financial Crisis

1.        Retrospect and explain the financial crisis

2.        Responding to the crisis

3.        Consequences of the crisis

4.        The political economy of crisis

Part III Asia-Pacific Economic Issues

Production in East Asia

1.        The “factory” of the world

2.        Regionalization of production

3.        East Asian companies

4.        Domestic policy for production

Trade in East Asia

1.        East Asian trade patterns

2.        East Asian trade strategy

3. The  world market

4.        East Asia Region and Trade

East Asia’s Finance

1.        East Asian financial system

2.        East Asian Financial Policy

3.        Global Finance and East Asia

4.        East Asia Region and Finance

East Asian Currency Relations

1.        East Asia exchange rate policy

2. The global monetary system and East Asia

3.  East Asian regional currency system

East Asian Regionalism

1.        Regionalization of East Asia

2.        East Asian Regionalism

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