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Module Title LM The Future for Southeast Asia Economies: Regionalisation and De-Globalisation
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 39252
Module Lead Professor Sami Bensassi
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Practical Classes and workshops-25 hours
Guided independent study-75 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This is an experiential module, designed to enhance and reinforce the exposure of students to the international business environment and to facilitate first-hand comparisons of contrasting business systems and strategies. The module will involve a one week intensive study visit to a country whose economy is markedly different from the UK. The module will combine formal learning in the SIM Campus and experiential learning through working on a consultancy project for a local organisation.
This module aims to provide students with a critical awareness of major issues associated with the de-globalisation/regionalisation witnessed since 2016 in the southeast Asian Region. Throughout this module students will explore key economic, business and geo-political concepts with implications and applications to the future of the region production system. Students will study practical case re-composition of supply chain and production system for which dynamics originated in geo-political competition. 
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate the definitions, approaches and values connected with de-globalisation, regionalisation, reshoring, and friendly shoring in the context of geopolitical reconfiguration. 
  • Critically evaluate the different theoretical approaches and models that globalisation/de-globalisation, regionalisation, reshoring and friendly shoring. 
  • Develop and critically analyse ideas and plans for managing adversarial geopolitical and macroeconomic situation. 
  • Critically analyse case studies of reshoring/friendly shoring to identify both successful approaches and barriers to the process and evaluate the impact of policies, regulations and subsidies on those approaches.
Assessment 39252-01 : Group Assignment : Coursework (40%)
39252-02 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (60%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

Individual Assignment: Coursework (60%) (media-based assessment, 5 minutes video or podcast). The assessment will aim to improve the ability of the students to articulate clearly the motivations related to an in-context offshoring/reshoring decision.
10-minutes group presentation or equivalent. (40%)


Reassessment by failed component:
Individual Assignment: Coursework (60%) (media based assessment)
Group Assignment: The Group will provide a critical assessment of the group work submitted. (40%)
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