POLSCI 388 - Asian Business Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one Asian culture course on history, economics, politics, or popular culture.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the historical and cultural contexts of business in Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, and Thailand). Some questions that we tackle in this class: What historical circumstances are responsible for shaping business culture in Asia? Is there such a thing as an Asian business model? Is there a Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Korean, or Thai model? What aspects of Asian culture promote or hinder a successful business environment and how does it differ? Are these cultural factors actually different from those found throughout the “West”? To what extent should the success of Asian business be understood in political rather than cultural terms?

Course Requirements:

(1)Daily iClicker quizzes (20%) (2)Weekly response papers (20%) (3)Section participation (10%) (4)Three short papers, 3-5 pps (50%)

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates in the following Schools/Colleges: LSA (Political Science, International Studies, Asian Studies, Economics, Sociology, Communication Studies, Organizational Studies, History), Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Class Format:

One 90-minute lecture twice a week; one 60-minute discussion section a week

POLSCI 388 - Asian Business Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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