Asian Regionalism and Global Business

INB20012 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • 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.