In the previous module we looked individually at some of the key players within the region, such as Japan, China, India and Korea, and at some of the differences between them. In this module our focus is more regional. We will be looking for the similarities across countries in the region, and how doing business in Asia-Pacific as a collective whole may differ from other parts of the globe.
On completion of the module, the students will:
1. Identify some distinctly Asian, ASEAN and Indian ways of thinking about and doing business
2. Evaluate the various ways of doing business found in the Asia-Pacific and around the world
Required Resources – attached
1. Cappelli, P., Singh, H., Singh, J., & Useem, M. (2010). The India way: Lessons for the U.S. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(2), 6–24.
2. Dent, C. M., & Dosch, J. (Eds.). (2012). The Asia Pacific, regionalism and the global system. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar.
The Asia Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System by Dent, C. M. & Dosch, J. Copyright 2012 by Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
3. Chapter 1, The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the global system: An introduction(pp. 3–9 only)
4. Lasserre, P., & Schütte, H. (2006).Strategies for Asia Pacific: Meeting new challenges (3rd Ed.). Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan
Assignment: Asia-Pacific Way Compared to Others
This Assignment draws on the previous two Discussions and is a variant on the Assignment from the previous module. Compare and contrast some of the ways of thinking about and doing business in Asia-Pacific you have identified in the Discussions for this module to the business logic you find in other regions of the world with which you are familiar.
As in the Module 3 Assignment, identify a market, a region and/or a country with which you are familiar. Then, compare/contrast it with some of the characteristics of the ‘Asian business logic’ and the Asian, ASEAN, Pacific and the India ‘ways’ we have identified and been discussing in this module.