Netherlands, Maastricht

Technology and the future of Asia (This course is taught in Dutch)

when 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 400

In Europe, until recently we produced virtually all our products ourselves. Nowadays shops are filled with goods ‘Made in Asia’, especially in China. How did Asian companies manage to conquer our markets so rapidly? Can it only be explained by ‘cheap labor’ or is there more to it?
And should we fear for the future of our industry or will it not come to that? What are the strengths of Asia and what are their weaknesses?

Course leader

Dr. Joop A. Stam, professor emeritus

Target group

This course is open for anyone interested in the topic.

Course aim

n a series of 5 sessions we will analyze the technological development of Asia and its success on the world market. We will pay special attention to the role of government, the innovative power of the Asian companies and the effect of regional collaboration and economic integration. This all will be viewed within the Asian social–cultural context.

Fee info

EUR 400: Course plus course materials


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