Knowledge-Based Management in Asia - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Case Study (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,125.00
International 3,375.00

This unit discusses knowledge-based management in the Asia Pacific region. It consists of three parts. The first part is about knowing the linkages among countries in the region in trade, investment and currency, and regional economic integration as represented by APEC. The second part is about knowing the differences between countries in the region in political and legal environment, economic environment and culture. The third part is about knowing the management challenges faced by multinational enterprises in dealing with the linkages and differences in the region, including cross-border strategy, cross-border market entry, cross-border marketing, cross-border human resource management, and cross-border production. The unit presents a framework in which cross-border management issues in the region can be analysed.

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop specialised knowledge of cross-border management in the Asia Pacific.
  2. demonstrate the cognitive skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise relevant literature on cross-border management in the Asia Pacific advanced during the unit and compare the findings with recent developments in Asia Pacific businesses and corporations.
  3. learn key management skills that lead to successful cross-border management in the diverse Asia Pacific economies.
  4. identify opportunities and threats offered by the different Asia Pacific economies for Australian businesses.
  5. establish a strategy from an Australian perspective as to how to maximise perceived opportunities and minimise perceived threats when managing business across diverse economies in the Asia Pacific.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Report — Business Report (40%)

Not applicable

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Part 1: Cross-border Linkage in the Asia Pacific
2Introduction: Globalization and the Asia Pacific
3Cross-border trade in the Asia Pacific
4Cross-border investment in the Asia Pacific
5Foreign exchange in the Asia Pacific
6Part 2: Cross-border difference in the Asia Pacific
7Cross-border difference in political and legal environment
8Cross-border difference in economic environment
9Cross-border difference in culture
10Part 3: Cross-border Management in the Asia Pacific
11Cross-border strategy and organization
12Cross-border market entry and alliance
13Cross-border marketing
14Cross-border production and logistics
15Cross-border human resource management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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