Business and Entrepreneurship in Asia (China and ASEAN) - MA 2017
This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of economics and business culture, investing, management, entrepreneurship and running business in China.
The course is focused on the main trends of doing business in China, SA and SEA from two perspectives: business environment taking into account the political, legislative, economic, socio-demographic and cultural environment issues and internal companies’ environment, considering differences in national culture and its management implications on successful communications, team-building, leadership, decision making, motivation, and negotiation processes with business in this region.
Within the classes, we discuss a range of different topics that affect doing business in China, SA and SEA Asia, including investment models, intellectual property considerations, key taxes applicable for foreign companies, and various types of employment contracts. In addition, we examine how a foreign entity can convert its representative office (RO) into a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), and discuss how to legally terminate an employee in China.