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August 15, 2008

Only chance to study China in the Business School this term

Business in Asia
Strategy 584
Ross School of Business
Fall 2008
MW 12:40-2:10 pm W 2760 Ross School
Prof. Linda Lim

• This 3-credit 14-week course deals with the business environment and business operations in Northeast Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma) and India.

• The course focuses on the institutional environment, business issues, and ways of dealing with them, that are common to many Asian countries, while also giving students an understanding of specific country contexts.

• Class sessions involve a combination of instructor lectures, interactive class discussions based on course readings (including business cases), guest lectures by visiting executives with extensive Asia experience, and student presentations

• Topics covered include: regional international relations, domestic politics and political risk; corruption and business-government relations; economic growth, poverty and inequality; trade and the legal environment; labor markets and management; inflation, financial crisis and capital markets; corporate governance and sovereign wealth funds; religion, society and culture; family business; multinational and local business competing in Asian markets; the globalization of Asian companies; and energy, the environment and tourism.

• Strategy 503 World Economy is the course prerequisite for MBAs. Non-MBA students wishing to elect the course should contact the instructor regarding their eligibility, and for an override if appropriate.

For inquiries and the syllabus, please email lylim@umich.edu. Students must be in class on the first day, September 3.

Posted by zzhu at August 15, 2008 11:54 AM