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International School of Management - Paris, 2005

Professor: Daniel Laprès


This 24-hour seminar is intended for students in the MBA program at the International School of Management in Paris. It treats a cross disciplinary selection of issues of particular importance for doing business in Asia.
In particular, the following questions and their consequences will be studied:
Particular attention will be paid to Greater China (People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), and India.
Management skills that will in particular be developed are: country risk analysis, marketing research and planning, financial analysis, portfolio management, legal analysis, international negotiation.



Assessment will be based on the following elements a 5,000 word report which may take any of the following forms:




For each day of the three-day seminar, each student is encouraged to prepare the class by doing the following optional work.
First day:
one-page reproduction of a work of art from an Asian country (not his/her own) and one 100 word presentation of the work
with reference to two Asian countries of your choice (either Japan, China or India, and one other country), the latest reports of the IMF and the WTO. These are to be dowloaded from the IMF and WTO sites, printed and brought to class. Also the statistical dossier distributed before the class should have been studied in relation with the country of each participant's choice.
Second day:
preparation of two cases related to strategy and marketing in Asia from the selection of cases distributed prior to the class
preparation of one article selected from the articles on Asia on the site of McKinsey Quarterly
Third day:
evaluation of the cost of capital of any Asian multinational corporation quoted on a stock exchange
evaluation of the optimal portfolio for a European investor intending to diversify his portfolio with instruments quoted on any Asian exchange.



International Organizations

The World Bank Group
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Home Page
WIPO Main Menu
International Monetary Fund Home Page
Bank for International Settlements
Amnesty International Information

Asia-related International Organizations
Asian Development Bank

Intercultural management in Asia

Prospering through relationships in Asia
Think global hire local
How Extensive Is the Brain Drain?
Aging in the Asian Tiger Economies


The World Trading System: The Road Ahead
Forbes.com Companies

Strategy in Asia

The road ahead for AsiaÍs leading conglomerates
Building Asian boards
The Asian difference in B2B

Country Risk

International Political Risk Analysis - Economic Risk Assessment by Country and Project
Emerging Markets - Breaking News & Country Risk Analysis
AccessAsia Homepage


Comrades or Competitors? Trade Links Between China and Other East Asian Economies
The Chinese State as Corporate Shareholder
Around-The-Globe: China's WTO Bid Stalls
Removing the Rose-Colored Lenses
Second generation MNCs in China
The China Factor
The heart of economic reform Raymond J. Blanchard, China Business Review
The challenge facing ChinaÍs state-owned enterprises
China's 50 Richest Entrepreneurs
No More Excuses
China Woos Foreign Investors
Microwave Missionaries
Winning China's consumer market in the 21st century
China's consumer market: a huge opportunity to fail
China's Internet Crackdown
China: data in the air


Japan Retools
Around-The-Globe: Japan's Internet Plan
A work in Japan
A won't save Japanese banks
An outsider takes on Japan
Cracking Japanese markets


A point of light in Mumbai
Globalizing services - the Indian context
India - a software sub-continent
India's retailing comes of age
Getting India's railways on track
Four opportunities in India's pharmaceutical industry
India's sleeping giant: food

South Korea

Understanding Korea
Forbes Faces: Kim Woo Choong


The Pressures of Project Finance
Why power projects get stalled?


Hot money - hedge funds
A case for Asian bond markets

Asian financial crisis

Asia's Persistent Woes Cast Doubt on Usefulness of Bailouts
What happeneed to Asia? (Krugman)
Asia's Crisis: A Market Perspective
The Asian Crisis: Causes and Remedies
How Has the Asian Crisis Affected Other Regions?
The roots of Korea's crisis



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