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General information

 

Course unit name: Doing Business in Asia

Course unit code: 573476

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Maria Angeles Pelegrin Sole

Department: Department of Economics

Credits: 2,5

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 62.5

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

25.5

 

-  Lecture

Face-to-face and online

 

13.5

 

-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face and online

 

4.5

 

-  Group tutorial

Face-to-face and online

 

1.5

 

-  Problem-solving class

Face-to-face and online

 

1.5

 

-  Practical exercises

Face-to-face and online

 

4.5

Supervised project

15

Independent learning

22

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

Basic and general competences

CG1. Creative and entrepreneurial skills (capacity to conceive, design and manage projects, and to research and integrate new knowledge and approaches).

CG2. Capacity to propose a business project based on an original idea and to assess its feasibility.

CB6. Knowledge forming the basis of original thinking in the development or application of ideas, typically in a research context.

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB8. Capacity to integrate knowledge and tackle the complexity of formulating judgments based on incomplete or limited information, taking due consideration of the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge and making judgments.

CB9. Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgments and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

CB10. Skills to enable lifelong self-directed and independent learning.


Specific competences

CE1. Capacity to apply the main concepts and management tools to resolve advanced problems and business situations related to the strategic, financial, commercial, operational and logistics management of international companies.

CE2. Capacity to adopt a strategic, integrated approach to business problems and ability to address them effectively at an international level.

CE9. Capacity to examine the options, potential and opportunities presented by different regions in the global economy and to identify the specific features of the various markets and societies involved, with a view to improving effectiveness and complying with demands on professional responsibility.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

— Understand East Asian culture, history and economy.

— Understand the business structure in East Asia.

— Understand business culture and its importance in East Asia.

— Analyse negotiation protocols in business in East Asian countries.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. East Asian culture and history: an overview

2. East Asian economy: an introduction

3. Business structure in East Asia

4. Understand the culture of East Asia and its importance in the context of doing business

5. Business protocol in East Asia

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

The course combines three different types of learning activities:

— Face-to-face learning activities. These comprise lectures outlining the main concepts and content of the subject, as well as the main tools for analysis. They also include practical classes, which are used to further explore problems and case studies presented by the lecturer.

— Tutored learning activities, primarily comprising the writing of an essay proposed by the lecturer.

— Independent learning activities, which consist of the completion of problem-solving exercises and case studies, and further study of the basic subject material and recommended reading.

The course makes use of the Virtual Campus to facilitate communication between students and teachers, and for the provision and submission of material, such as practical exercises, statistical information, self-assessment tasks, essays, and so on.

The lecturer establishes a schedule of office hours sufficient to manage the subject and resolve any doubts and queries. 

The main teaching methodologies used in class are basically: lectures, group work, problem-solving, information searches and case studies.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Continuous assessment consists of a series of assessed activities, class attendance and participation in class discussions.

Assessed activities consist of 4 assignments to be prepared and discussed in class, related to different topics, such as culture, history, economy and business in East Asia. Each assignment is worth 25% of the final grade.

Repeat assessment

Students who fail to pass the subject are eligible to repeat assessment, regardless of the assessment procedure they follow. The repeat assessment examination, which is held on the date set by the Academic Council, covers the entire course content and is the same for all students. Questions cover different topics, such as culture, history, economy and business in East Asia.

Note that for repeat assessment the mark obtained in this examination is the final grade for the subject. Therefore, a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 must be obtained to pass the subject.

 

Examination-based assessment

Single assessment consists of a final examination. Therefore, a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 must be obtained to pass the subject. Questions cover different topics, such as culture, history, economy and business in East Asia.

The final examination takes place on the date set by the Academic Council. Given the characteristics of the subject, it is not possible to sit the examination on a date different from the official date.

Repeat assessment

Students who fail to pass the subject are eligible to repeat assessment, regardless of the assessment procedure they follow. The repeat assessment examination, which is held on the date set by the Academic Council, covers the entire course content and is the same for all students. Questions cover different topics, such as culture, history, economy and business in East Asia.

Note that for repeat assessment the mark obtained in this examination is the final grade for the subject. Therefore, a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 must be obtained to pass the subject.

 

 

Reading and study resources

Consulteu la disponibilitat a CERCABIB

Book

GOODMAN, Sam.  Where East Eats West: The Street-Smarts Guide to Business in China.  BookSurge Publishing, 2009

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

BRANDT, Loren et al. China’s great economic transformation, Cambridge University Press, 2008

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

PELEGRIN, Àngels, JENSANA, Amadeu . Economía de Japón.  Barcelona. Editorial UOC, 2011

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

REIN, Shaun. The end of cheap China : economic and cultural trends that will disrupt the world.  Wiley, 2014

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

HENDRY, Joy.  Understanding Japanese Society,  4th Edition.  New York: Routledge, 2013

CABEZA, D., JIMÉNEZ-PELAYO, C.  Negociación intercultural. Estrategias y técnicas de negociación internacional. Barcelona, Marge Books, 1a edición, 2013

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

Chapter

BARTH, James R. CAPRIO Jr, Gerard. PHUMIWASANA, Triphon. The Transformation of China from an Emerging Economy to a Global, Powerhouse, 2009. [Chapter of the book: China’s Emerging Financial Markets]

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

Article

OSBURG, John. Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China’s New Rich. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Abril de 2013

https://cercabib.ub.edu/permalink/34CSUC_UB/e62qjn/cdi_crossref_primary_10_1111_1469_8676_12336  Enllaç

Electronic text

Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan. Ed. Japan External Trade Organization, JETRO (2018)  Enllaç

  A guide to the Japanese legal system relevant for overseas companies to set up a business in Japan.