Asian Regionalism and Global Business
- One Semester or equivalent
- 24 hours face to face + blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
137.5 credit points from a Bachelor Degree
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to explore the phenomenon of emerging Asian regionalism and how it affects global trade and investment flows within and outside the Asian Region. Asia comprises of several powerful and newly emerging economies and centres of economic activity, with many shared but some diverging economic priorities. Concepts related to Asian regionalism, economic cooperation, political and historical underpinnings, governance of trade & Investment and economic integration are examined with a special emphasis on patterns of inter and Intra region business. The unit specifically focuses on how Australia manages its trade and investment flows with other Asian economies.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Explore diverse facets of emerging Asian regionalism in the light of regionalism theories
2. Discuss how Asian regionalism influence the governing institutions, trade & investment, social & environmental policy and financial markets
3. Compare and contrast the flow of inter and intra trade & investment between the Asia region and the global economy.
4. Discuss and critique individually and in groups appropriate business strategies for firms operating in the Asian region.
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
On Campus Class
Online (asynchronous Lecture)
Unspecified Activities Independent Learning
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
- Theories of regionalism
- Concept of Emerging Asian Regionalism
- Trade patterns within and outside the Asian Region
- Investment flows within and outside the Asian Region
- Multilateralzing of Asian trade regionalism
- Internationalisation of Asian SMEs
- Asian Free Trade Agreements and their effect on trade and investment
- Business Practices and models of lead countries and follower countries in Asia
- Reading materials.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.