Business and Culture in Southeast Asia
Business and Culture in Southeast Asia examines the position of Southeast Asia within the global economy, with a particular focus on the three largest economies: Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. This course covers Southeast Asia’s history, civic culture, and public, private, and for-profit sectors providing learners with the unique and complex components of the region’s past, present, and potential on the world economic stage. Through the lens of various stakeholders—those internal and external to business enterprises and those who engage in market-based and non-market-based transactions to influence business—learners will acquire a practical literacy which prepares them to engage in business within and among Southeast Asian employers, employees, and business partners. Learners gain an understanding of the specific drivers of economic growth and opportunity that exist in Southeast Asia.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
What will I learn?
Describe the business environment within Southeast Asia including its traditions, systems, and society.
Identify the micro and macro forces shaping international business between Southeast Asia and other countries, both in supporting and resisting globalization.
Explain how businesses operate in Southeast Asia from a “stakeholder” perspective of market, non-market, internal, and external perspectives.
Analyze current conditions in Southeast Asia for their influence on present and future business opportunities and risks for international business activities.
Apply in-depth cultural knowledge to navigate complex business challenges across national borders.
Create a business case for an international business or a venture through partnerships originating in Southeast Asia.
How will I learn?
What support will I receive?
When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.
While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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