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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Chinese Institutions and Business
UoS Code CEMS6006
Credit points 6
Offered Intensive October
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x2-hr seminar/week
Assessment 2000wd case study research outline (15%) and 1000wd presentation of case study (25%) and class participation (10%) and 2000wd case study research paper (50%)
Description This unit uses an institutional economics approach to explain characteristic features of the Chinese economy, such as the prevalence of networks, local autonomy and organisational choice. Economic institutions are understood as the rules that inform the behaviour of corporations, governments at different levels as well as their complex interactions. Through the use of case studies students develop an understanding of how the combination of endogenous and exogenous institutional change contributes to China's highly dynamic business environment.