Dr. Julian Dierkes
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University of British Columbia
Institute of Asian Research

Preliminary Course Calendar

IAR 507: East Asian Organizations in ComparativePerspective

Graduate Seminar
Term II, January - April 2007
Thu 10-12h [not Wed as listed in Course Calendar]
Choi 129

CourseObjectives

Click herefor an overview over the objectives and format of the seminar.

Course Readings

Two books in particular will be relied on extensively throughout thecourse and participants might therefore find it useful to purchasethese:

Many of the other books (particularly, T. Rohlen, For Harmonyand Strength, C. Johnson, MITI and the JapaneseMiracle, and P. Evans, Embedded Autonomy) shouldalso be available used through most used-book outlets and aretherefore recommended for those with further interest in the study ofEast Asian Organizations.

Required and some recommended readings from books are available in theKoerner Library Reserve Room to be borrowedfor one day. See belowfor URLs of required and recommended journal articles. Please beconsiderate of other participants in the seminar in retaining copiesof the readings. This means that seminar participants will have tocoordinate the borrowing of materials.

Required readings are listed in a logical order and should ideally beread in that order.

PART I: THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF CAPITALIST ECONOMIES (2 weeks)

January 11: Introduction

January 18: Course Planning

January 25: Paving the Way for Capitalism

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PART II - THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2 weeks)

February 1: Organizational Theory

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February 8: Institutional Analyses

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PART III - APPLYING ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY TO EAST ASIA (9 weeks)

February 15: The Roots of the Post-war Japanese Economy

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March 1: "Japanese Management"

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March 16: Outlines of Seminar Papers Due

Mar 19: Korean Business Organization

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March 26, 10a-12p:Taiwan and Overseas Chinese Business Networks

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March 29: Firms in the PRC's Economic Transition

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April 5: Additional China Week

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April 20: Seminar Paper Due

April 25: Peer Evaluations Due

Last updated: March 2007