Professor Mike W. Peng
Asia's vast markets suggest great promise for doing business in the region. In fact, the business environments in Asia are more dynamic and versatile than ever before. The emergence of Asian economic miracle, the outbreak of Asian financial crisis, and the repositioning of post-crisis Asia have all occurred during the past few decades. They did not only change Asia itself, but also the global business. This is a General Education course specially designed for non-business students to acquire a basic understanding of the business environments and management practices in Asia. It is divided into three parts. The first part is to give students a broad overview of the historical, socio-cultural, political, and economic aspects in Asian countries/regions. The second part introduces Asian management styles and their origins, including Confucianism, Yijing, and Sun Tzu's Art of War. The third part discusses the dark sides of business in Asia and the impacts of Asia that are reshaping the world.
Notes for CUHK students:
Business Administration Faculty Majors, students of Major Programme in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science (QFRM) and students who have taken MGNT4540 cannot take this course to fulfil General Education requirements.