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STRATEGY 584 Business in Asia
  2.25 hours Elective Terms Offered: F15, F16(B)
  Course Prerequisites: STRATEGY 503 or 510 or 593 
  Advisory Prerequisites: STRATEGY 503 
  Business in Asia --- The 14-week elective deals with the business environment in, and business strategies for, Northeast Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Southeast Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar) and India, and the inter-linkages among them.
-- The course focuses on specific aspects of the Asian institutional environment( economics, politics, culture) and Asian Business models (state and family enterprises, conglomerates) which make business in Asia different from the West, such that standard 'Western' business methodologies and firm capabilities may not be readily or effectively applied without adaptation.
-- A regional and comparative perspective is emphasized. The course highlights business issues, and ways of dealing with them, that are common to many Asian countries. Analyses and lessons from studying particular country cases should be applicable to other countries as well. At the same time, students would gain an understanding of specific country contexts that affect business decisions and outcomes.