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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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ASIAI001 Social and Environmental Issues in Asia-Pacific 5 ECTS
Organised by
Asian Studies in Business and Business Cultures
Person in charge
Senior Marketing Lecturer Mr. Jukka Lahtinen
Preceding studies
None; the course applies to exchange students, too.

General description

This course gives basic information and tools for understanding Asian social and environmental challenges and opportunities.

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to get the students acquainted with the costs and problems risen after the long era of economic growth in the region. Accordingly, the emphasis is in the opportunities of foreign companies, public institutions, citizens and NGOs to solve the huge social and environmental problems of local people, villages, cities and national economies.


The course introduces the students to understand the social, economic and environmental problems and threats connected to organizing and producing welfare services in Asia-Pacific Region. The course provides the participants a comprehensive overview of the challenges related, for example, to forests, agriculture and food production, position of women, child labor, pollution of waters, air and land, urbanisation, civil wars, infrastructure and success in applications of sustainable development policy.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Further information on modes of study is given by the lecturer in charge.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials


  1. Brown, Lester R.: State of the World 2010, Worldwatch Institute, 2010.
  2. Asian Development Bank: Asian Development Outlook 2010: Publication Highlights, ADB Books, 2010. Available online at www.adb.org
  3. Other materials as given by the lecturer.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Asian Studies in Business and Business Cultures (Asian Studies in Business and Business Cultures)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management