units

ECF2550

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wenli Cheng

Synopsis

The recent economic and social development of selected Asian countries, especially the role of the business sector. Topics include entrepreneurship; technological change; the dynamics of comparative advantage; import substitution versus export-oriented industrial growth; the development state; the stages of business growth.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. have critically examined the major hypothesis advanced to explain the dynamics of growth and change in selected Asian economies
  2. appreciate the main characteristics of the business environment in the selected countries, including business institutions and business practices
  3. understand the role of government and the market as allocators of resources and engines of development
  4. develop analytical, written and oral skills by writing a long essay and delivering a tutorial paper.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Workload requirements

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. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following before undertaking this unit: ECB1101, ECF1100, ECG1101, ECS1101, ECW1101, ECC1000.

Prohibitions

ECX2550, ECF3550, ECX3550