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ECX2642: Southeast Asian economies and global business

Faculty of Business and Economics

Southeast Asian economies and global business

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In view of the rapidly changing global economic and business environment, this unit offers a thought-provoking analysis of the Southeast Asian (ASEAN) economies by examining their integration with the global market. The region has experienced extraordinary growth being located at the cusp of the global supply chain and trade routes. Given the rising business and development opportunities in this region, the business strategies of the region will be explored. Specifically, the unit focuses on Southeast Asia's largest economies, i.e., Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The discussion will also include other smaller economies in the region. Furthermore, Southeast Asia's growth experience will be discussed in the context of other regions such as East Asia and South Asia. The unit will also explore contemporary issues relevant to the region, such as the impact of US-China trade relations on the region, migration, and remittances, patterns of income inequality, affirmative action policies, and trends in regional economic integration. You will be provided intercampus interaction and learning experience involving the students and facilitators e.g. from the Malaysian, Indonesian and Australian campuses.


1 - Within semester assessment - 100%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.

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