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The University of Southampton
International Summer School

Asian Business Systems


This short course introduces students into the principal business systems across Asia, with particular reference to business groups (BGs) or keiretsu structures of large numbers of nominally independent firms under the joint strategic control of a single ultimate controlling owner, typically a family. We look at the importance of these BGs in Asian economies, and the financing and business advantages arising from these structures.

The academic organising this topic is Dr Bruce Hearn, Associate Professor (Reader) in Accounting in the Southampton Business School.


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