The importance of Doing Business in South East Asia: A vast subregion spanning all countries geographically south of China, east of India and north of Australia, the countries of South East Asia comprise 560 million people and a gross domestic product of more than $1,100 billion. With established South East Asia economies such as Singapore and Malaysia combined with new emerging economies such as Vietnam and Laos, South East Asia offers investors significant growth opportunities.
Doing business in any one of the ten countries of South East Asia, however, can be difficult. Doing business in more than one is full of challenges. Communicaid’s Doing Business in South East Asia is specially designed to help you get to grips with this vast free trade area. The one-day course will focus on providing you with invaluable tools and techniques to make a success of your business venture in South East Asia while, at the same time, providing you with the platform to discuss specific challenges that you might face.
Benefits of Doing Business in South East Asia
Doing Business in South East Asia will provide you with:
- A comprehensive framework for conducting business in South East Asia
- An insight into understanding South East Asian social and business culture
- Practical strategies for doing business with South East Asian counterparts more effectively
- A better understanding of the challenges of establishing or doing business in South East Asia
- Enhanced ability to develop successful business and social relationships with your South East Asian colleagues, clients and suppliers
Who should attend Doing Business in South East
A Communicaid Doing Business in South East Asia course will be of benefit to you if you are:
- Working in or travelling to one or more of the ten countries that make up South East Asia
- Considering doing business in South East Asia
- Developing a network of suppliers from one or more South East Asian countries
- Experiencing the challenges of doing business across South East Asia
- Employing South East Asian nationals within your organisation
Doing Business in South East Course Content
A Doing Business in South East course includes:
- Historical and political overview of the ten countries that comprise South East Asia
- South East Asian culture: religion, language, beliefs and customs
- The South East Asian business environment
- Cultural values and attitudes in the workplace
- Management and working styles for doing business across South East Asia
- South East Asian business communication and negotiation styles
- Challenges and solutions for doing business across South East Asia
Doing Business in South East Asia Course Trainer
Detailed below is the profile of a member of our Doing Business in South East Asia cultural training team:
BA Social Anthropology
Asia Pacific specialist
MH is a Professor of Anthropology at the Business School of the University of North London. He is Director of the International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development and is former Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies, UK. Prior to his current appointment MH was Director of the Institute of Pacific Asia Studies at the University of Hull.
MH wrote his doctoral thesis on Indonesia at the University of Oxford in 1983 and conducted 20 months fieldwork in Nusa Tenggara Barat between1980-82, and has since maintained an active programme of research in Southeast Asia.
As a Southeast Asia analyst MH has made over 100 media appearances and has been interviewed by the BBC World Service Television, BBC radios 4 and 5, BBC Wales, Channel 4, Sky and CNN. He has written and edited over 9 books; his next publication will be an edited volume with the Asia Pacific Business Review on the impact of the Asian Crisis on management in the ASEAN countries.
Since 1991, MH has been delivering cultural awareness training on Southeast Asia. As a consultant for Communicaid he has delivered Living & Working in South East Asia and Doing Business in South East Asia cultural training courses to a range of clients including Talisman, Arup and BASS.