University of Guelph - Humber
Semester 2018 Course Outline
BADM 4170 Asia Pacific Business Studies
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.
2018/Fall Semester Course hours
Begins Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Ends Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
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Important fall 2018 University of Guelph-Humber Dates
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This course is designed to provide knowledge of the Asia Pacific region as it relates to business. A wide variety of issues ranging from general (consumer and business environment) to specific business and marketing strategies are covered. Students are provided with conceptual and practical knowledge related to conducting business in and with Asia.
Course Learning Objectives:On completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe the important economic, cultural, and political sensitivities in the Asia Pacific Region
- Explain the Regional Economic Integration in the Asia Pacific region: (Asean Free Trade area (AFTA); East Asia Economic Group (EAEG), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
- Explain the nature and the economic impact of the late 1990s Asian Financial Crisis on the Asian marketplace.
- 5. Relate the environment, expectations, and market conditions to the need for awareness, sensitivity and adaptation of business and marketing strategies to the Asia Pacific region or a selected country.
- Analyze the existence of different environments, expectations and market conditions and relate to the need for awareness, sensitivity and adaptation of business and marketing strategies to the Asia Pacific region and/or selected country (ies).
- Analyse business opportunities through market-oriented business and marketing strategies tailored to the Asia Pacific marketplace.
- Synthesize classic and contemporary examples of successes and failures of local and multinational companies in the Asia Pacific region.
- Evaluate the importance of the Asian market to Canadian businesses.
Strategies for Emerging Asia, First Edition
Gupta, Anil K; Toshiro Wakayama; U. Srinivas
John Wiley & Son, Copyright @ 2012
Suggested Readings, including Asian Publications (which could be announced in class):
Norton, James K., Global Studies: India and South Asia, 6th edition, McGraw Hill Education, ISBN, 0-07-285-024-8
Kotler, Philip, Kartajaya, Hermawan, Repositioning Asia – From Bubble to Sustainable Economy, (Andersen Consulting) Wiley Publishing, ISBN 0-471-84665-1
Collinwood, Dean W. Global Studies: Japan and the Pacific Rim, 7th edition McGraw Hill Higher Education, ISBN 0-07-285026 (Overview of Japan and Pacific Rim Country Reports)
Haley, George T., Haley, Usha C.V., Tan, Chin Tiong, Asia’s Tao of Business: The Logic of Chinese Business Strategy. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 0-470-82059-4
"Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post". Also, “Financial Post", “Financial Times of Canada" and” Financial Times" (London, England), and foreign language press.
Charles W.L. Hill,
G. Tomas M. Hult,
Thomas McKaig, Global Business
edition, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Publishers,
Bragues, George (2017). Money Markets and
Democracy, Politically Skewed Financial Markets and
How to Fix Them. Palgrave McMillan Publishers,
Toronto ISBN 978-1-137-56940-0 (print): ISBN
The following is an indicator of the lecture topic and seminar activity for the coming semester. Please note that the Professor may alter some of the lecture topics and or sequence of lecture topics if dynamic current events might make it interesting for focus, at that point in time. These possible changes may or may not be verbally announced by the Professor in advance of them happening. Some material might require more than one week, while other material might require less than one week. The below date indicators are realistic approximations, subject to change.
Please note that there is
a strict 0 tolerance policy in place whereby any and
all late submitted papers will be void and graded as
Next-Generation Global Enterprise
Explanation of course requirements.
Coverage of Chapter 1
WE WILL BE FORMING GROUPS DURING THIS CLASS AND NEXT CLASS.
Mongolia Case Text:
promises of coal exploitation: How mining
affects herdsmen well-being in the grassland
ecosystems of Inner Mongolia.
Progress in Development Studies.
Oct2015, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p371-385. 15p.
Business Model Ready to Drill into the Core
of the Diamond?
Coverage of Chapter 2
Students will be verbally informed
throughout the semester
expectations and topic possibilities for
major project due
electronically (email submissions only)
in the last class,
Case Study: Myanamar
Toshihiro Kudo; Satoru Kumagai; So Umezaki.,
(2014) Five Growth Strategies for Myanamar.
Journal of Southeast Asian Economies.
Vol. 31 Issue 2, p173-194. 22p. DOI:
Web based exercise instructions further to above descriptor in this course outline (which on its own suffice without verbal explanation)
The following web sites are amongst the many possible web sites that student may utilize. The Professor will access relevant web site, in class, that students can peruse in their own time. www.apec.org Referenced web site required.
Two Page Web Assignment is Due on
Paper copy only.
and other Asia related and/or Asia specific web sites.
Also, chapter class discussions (amongst other relevant items) on “Trompenaars' 7d Cultural Dimensions and Political Environments in Asia Pacific.
discussed due before 4:00
submitted only October
paper copies allowed.
Case Text: Dibooglu, Sel & Cevik, Emrah The
effect of North Korean threats on
financial markets in South Korea and Japan.
Source: Journal of Asian Economics, Apr2016,
Vol. 43, p. 18-26 9 p. http://search.ebscohost.com.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=114906107&site=ehost-live&scope=site
... continued from last week
Local Adaptation and Global integration:
The Case of Panasonic China
Coverage of Chapters 2 and 3
ctd. Chapter 2
Case Study: New Zealand Case Text: Hong,
Bev, National cultural indicators in New
TrendsJun2014, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p93-108.
How Some Japanese Firms Have Succeeded
Againts Low-Cost Competitors in Emerging
Tranferring Home-Grown Management Practices:
The Case of Toyota n China
Coverage of Chapter
Two page Web based assignment due. Late papers not accepted. Please ensure that you have ink in your cartridges as running out of ink is not an excuse for late papers.
This is the only
paper this semester that must be submitted
hard copy paper. (Not
Students must inform Professor of 10 + page
(group case topic
which will be due on
October 29. Please see item #
3 of instructions under heading Group Project. (selected from the back of our textbook).
This group case paper /10 must be submitted
electronically (paper copies not allowed)
before 4:00 p.m. October 29. Early
submissions for all papers are always
Pages 115 - 138
Case Text: OKI, Kiyohiro, (2013). Immature
Brand Management of Electronics Retail
Stores in Vietnam: New Explanation of
Predicament of Japanese Companies in
Annals of Business
Administrative Science. 2013, Vol. 12 Issue
2, p99-110. 12 p. DOI 10.7880/abas.12.99
Thanksgiving Monday ALSO this is the Fall
break (no classes)
AFTER TEST, WE
WILL RE-CONVENE ON OCT.
Hill, Hal; Menon,
Cambodia: Rapid Growth in
an Open, Post-conflict Economy
Economy. Dec2014, Vol. 37 Issue 12,
p.1649-1688.20p. Charts, 6 Graphs.
Dubious Value of
International Acquiristions by Emerging
Economy Firms: The Case of Indian Firms
Advantage: How Emerging Market Firms Use
Acquisitions, and What Incumbants can do
Coverage of Chapters
6 and 7
Last day for Major Project /35% topic selection
141 - 168
Case Text: Hill,
Hal; Menon, Jayant,( 2014).
Growth in an Open, Post-conflict Economy
Dec2014, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p.1649-1688.20p.
Charts, 6 Graphs. DOI:10.111/twec/12206
Innovating in the Vortex, New Perspectives
from Radically Different Business
Experiences in India
Coverage of Chapters
8 and 9
Case is due (10%)
Electronic submission only - no paper
copies. - must be submitted not
later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
submissions are always welcome.
Case text: Radick, Charles; Falk, Gideon;
Barczyk, Casimir, (2010).
THE LITTLE BEE
THAT COULD: JOLLIBEE OF
THE PHILIPPINES V. MCDONALD'S. Journal
of the International Academy for Case
Studies. 2012, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p83-88. 6p.
Protecting Intellectual Property in China: A
view from the Field
Competing in Emerging Asia: Reflections and
Coverage of Chapter
265 - 284
Case Text: Ho, Christabel M. F.
Communication Makes a Corporate Code of
Ethics Effective: Lessons from Hong Kong
Journal of Construction Engineering &
Management. Jan2013, Vol. 139 Issue 2,
p128-137. 10p. 1 Diagram, 4 Charts, 2
Covers Chapters 6,7,8,9,10
locations of your own choices for Group
Project Preparation (35 MARKS)
Group Projects worth 35% due
on line emailed to me
(not print copy),
pages not including bibliography and
Special Note: Every effort will be made to manage the course as provided in this course outline. However, adjustments may be necessary at the discretion of the Professor and any changes will be announced in class. It is the student’s responsibility to become aware of any announced changes in class.
Assignments: Assignments will be graded based on content and communicative effectiveness. In order to receive a grade, papers must be properly footnoted, and documented to show how the content is supported. All papers must follow proper research format.
Assignments, Evaluations and Explanations. (Note: Any and all paper(s) without a supporting bibliography and proper footnotes will receive a failing grade.)
Web based assignment 5%
(individual) (TWO PAGES) October 1
Test 1- Oct. 15th and Test 2 – Nov.
19th 50% (25% each test) (both multiple choice and/or
(closed book) True & False) - dates indicated in course outline
One case study (group work) (due
Monday Oct. 29), 10% *
You can choose from
one of the
following case study topics for your
Describe the ASEAN. Is it supernational or
supranational in structure? Choose any two countries
within ASEAN while briefly describing their
political structure and how this affects their
financial performance. You may use
You should also discuss factors such as foreign
direct investment and GDP.
Which two Asia Pacific countries in your opinion,
show the most promise for future impressive growth?
Why? Which countries show the least promise?
What could be a potential outcome of China's
growing claims on its artificial islands in the
South China Seas, with countries such as Japan, the
Philippines and VietNam? Think about the Social
Technological, Cultural, Economic and Political
ramifications and other factors that could affect
Group Project 35% -
As it is a major project, the paper should be 25 pages, not including appendages and bibliography. - electronic submission only not later than 4:00 p.m.
December 3, 2018. - no paper copies allowed. Early submissions always welcome.
*Groups will be formed during the first or second class. Groups will ideally consist of four individuals and individual group members are required to contribute equitably, within the group. If in the beginning phases of group work, it is evident that timetables of group members cannot match for required group work sessions, please find a new group, accordingly which better matches meeting and/or presentation preparation timetables. However, if group members choose to join a group and contribute minimalistically, the remainder of the group can (politely) fire offending members, even the day before the presentation is due, leaving the non contributing student with a "dilemma".
Late papers will be marked as 0.
The e- posting of notes and point slides is not a requirement of the Professor to fulfil. Should the Professor wish to extend the courtesy of posting such information, he will inform the student, verbally of such intent.
- Web based INDIVIDUAL assignment: This one "TWO PAGE" assignment may involve finding an ultra innovative situation and/or product and/or service, unique to Asia Pacific. The student will indicate its significance, from either an international trade stance, a political, social, economic, cultural and/or legal point of view relating to Asia Pacific and how this may leave an imprint on the world beyond Asia Pacific. This is the only assignment this semester that must be selected by paper. All others must be emailed to me.
- Tests 1 & 2 will consist of Multiple choice, and/or True and False and/or essay questions and/or short questions. Test 1 will cover the initial part of the course. Chapters of test coverage are indicated below in the course outline component.
- Group Case /10 are learning exercises that are designed to help students link “real world” issues with course content and theory. Although varied, many case studies, including group case work, also include some of the following features:
- Specific situation description
- Problem and/or decision centred
- Important features tend to be addressed
- Elicitation of active and equal participation from group members
- Open communication and real time availability amongst group members
As for the group case submission/10, the Professor will let the student choose the case format or method of written submission that the group chooses. This format will be up to the student group, not the Professor. These cases must be submitted electronically and not by paper.
- Group Project –
Asian Market Export Feasibility Study:
Students will be required to develop an Export
Plan by exporting a service or product from a
selected industry (to be discussed by group
with Professor) to one Asian country. The
semester-long market export project is a
group endeavour. Student groups will: evaluate
the innovative characteristics of the service
(product); analyse STEP constraints (Social
Technological Economic Political); identify
business opportunities and threats in the
market place; develop an export plan; and,
provide final recommendation to a potential
client as to how to get that product into the
destination market. The final report will
provide students with the opportunity to mesh
course content with project work. I have
indicated "product" although the Professor is
not averse to a service. This major project
must be submitted electronically and not by
paper and before 4:00 p.m. on Monday Deccember
FOR ALL PROJECTS, STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CONTACT ANY COMPANY. ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN REPORTS MUST COME FROM EITHER CORPORATE ANNUAL REPORTS, MAGAZINE REPORTS SUCH AS PROFIT, BUSINESS WEEK, OR OTHER CANADIAN OR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS OR WEB BASED INFORMATION. ALL NON-ORIGINAL INFORMATION MUST BE PROPERLY REFERENCED.
For this group project, each group will be required to submit:
o A brief one or two line email to the Professor so that he can approve the topic.
o Final project report (electronically submitted only) on or before the due date,
indicated in this course outline.
NOTE: The University of Guelph-Humber Undergraduate Calendar states:
“Students need to remain aware that instructors have access to and the right to use electronic and other means of detection”
Accordingly, instructors may decide to use originality checking services, such as Turnitin.com, to ensure that submitted work conforms with the university’s Academic Misconduct policy. Students will be notified of such a requirement in advance by the instructor. More information on Academic Misconduct is included below in this outline.
Drop Box Policy
- If late submissions are permitted by the late policy of this course outline, such assignments submitted after the due date must be electronically date stamped and placed in the secure assignment drop box, located on the second floor in the Learning Commons.
Important University of Guelph-Humber Academic Regulations
Academic Integrity / Academic Honesty
Academic misconduct is behaviour that erodes the basis of mutual trust on which scholarly exchanges commonly rest, undermines the University's exercise of its responsibility to evaluate students' academic achievements, or restricts the University's ability to accomplish its learning objectives.
The University takes a serious view of academic misconduct and will severely penalize students, faculty and staff who are found guilty of offences associated with misappropriation of others' work, misrepresentation of personal performance and fraud, improper access to scholarly resources, and obstructing others in pursuit of their academic endeavours. In addition to this policy, the University has adopted a number of policies that govern such offences, including the policies on Misconduct in Research and Scholarship and the Student Rights and Responsibilities regulations. These policies will be strictly enforced.
It is the responsibility of the University, its faculty, students and staff to be aware of what constitutes academic misconduct and to do as much as possible through establishment and use of policies and preventive procedures to limit the likelihood of offences occurring. Furthermore, individual members of the University community have the specific responsibility of initiating appropriate action in all instances where academic misconduct is believed to have taken place. This responsibility includes reporting such offences when they occur and making one's disapproval of such behaviour obvious.
University of Guelph-Humber students have the responsibility of abiding by the University's policy on academic misconduct regardless of their location of study; faculty, staff and students have the responsibility of supporting an environment that discourages misconduct. Students should also be aware that if they find their academic performance affected by medical, psychological or compassionate circumstances, they should inform the appropriate individuals, (instructors, Program Advisor) and follow the available procedures for academic consideration outlined in the University's calendar.
Students are encouraged to review the policy in the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar at:
Feedback to students on work completed or in progress is an integral part of teaching and learning in that it allows students to measure their understanding of material and their progress toward achieving learning objectives. Feedback often goes beyond grading and should be an indication of the standard a student has achieved and should to include comments on the particular strengths and weaknesses of a student’s performance. While the nature and frequency of such feedback will vary with the course, the University of Guelph-Humber is committed to providing students with appropriate and timely feedback on their work. Faculty members are urged to provide meaningful feedback (approximately 20% of the total course evaluation is the standard), prior to the 40th class day. This is the last day that students are permitted to drop classes without incurring any academic penalties.
In research and independent study courses,
instructors must provide students with a realistic
idea of their performance by discussing progress
directly with the student and, if necessary,
identify specific areas for improvement. This may
include the assessment of a research plan,
literature review, annotated bibliography, oral
presentation or other assessment tools.
Missed Final Exams / Deferred Privileges
When students do not write a required final examination, complete a final assignment, or complete a work term report prior to the last class date, they must request Academic Consideration to be considered for a deferred privilege. When granted, a deferred privilege allows a student the opportunity to complete the final course requirements after the end of the semester, but during established timelines.
Please note that faculty members do not grant deferred privileges. Faculty can only grant academic consideration for work that is due during the semester and cannot grant extensions beyond their deadline for submission of final grades.
The nature of the deferred privilege may take the form of either a deferred condition or a deferred examination. The Admissions and Academic Review Sub-Committee grants deferred privileges on the basis of medical, psychological or compassionate consideration. Please see your Admission and Program advisor for details.
Students will identify themselves to Services for Students with Disabilities and, where required, provide appropriate
documentation of their need. Where appropriate, students will inform individual instructors of their disabilities and academic accommodations required, by distributing the "SSD Memo to Faculty".
When students require test accommodations, they will:
- Remind instructors at least one week in advance of each test or as soon as possible, that they require test accommodations
- Book the test date and time in the SSD office or make the appropriate arrangements to write in the Test Centre at least one week in advance of each test, or as soon as possible.
Students with special needs are accommodated through Humber ITAL Services for Students with Disabilities. Students should make themselves familiar with the policies relating to special accommodations by visiting the website at:
It is the student’s responsibility to be
familiar with the University’s policies and