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KATASA12 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Asian Business 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Asian Studies in Business and Business Cultures
Person in charge
Lecturer in marketing
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2012–2013 X
2013–2014 X
2014–2015 X
Preceding studies
None; the course is open for exchange students, too.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2011 – 2012

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is particularly to get the students acquainted with the legal and ethical aspects related to export and import process, technology transfer, different business modes, contract and taxation laws and Intellectual Property Rights.


The course introduces the students to the legal frames and practices of solving juridical problems in the Asia-Pacific Region. The main areas of emphasis are: characteristics of Asian, especially Chinese, Indian and Islamic business legislation, contract laws, capital and financial markets, trade and currency legislation, labor laws, taxation and intellectual property rights (IPR). Accordingly, business ethics and corruption will be discussed in the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises 20 h.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Project work, written in a group of 3–4 students.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Textbooks, to be announced by the lecturer.
2. Journals and other materials, informed by the lecturer.

Further information

Recommended year of study: 2.-3. year Autumn

Belongs to following study modules

Asian Studies (Yhteiset opinnot/JKK)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.