Doing Business in Asia: New Opportunities and Challenges Post-Pandemic

The COVD-19 global pandemic has caused a major contraction in society and business over the past months. The implications of the pandemic to the business landscape have forced leaders to navigate a broad range of interrelated issues that has brought both challenges and opportunities. This course explores the uniqueness and complexity of Asian business systems, appreciating the particulars of doing business in Asian settings particularly relevant to the current pandemic situation. It tackles the issues confronted by business, both local and foreign, in setting up, growing, and successfully operating in Asia. Course discussions are aimed at appreciating differences in corporate organization and culture, market dynamics, institutional settings, and regulatory frameworks, and how business leaders can adapt to unique and complex business situations.

Learning Objectives:

1.            Discuss the management issues currently confronted by firms in doing business in Asia.

2.            Analyze these issues and their impacts on the business.

3.            Communicate effectively in oral and written forms about the diverse facets of Asia and how to do business in this part of the world, using appropriate concepts, frameworks, and logical thinking.