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Chinese graduates: the employability disconnect


As more and more Chinese students study internationally, business schools must look at how they enable graduates to obtain jobs in China. Martin Lockett and Xuan Feng look at the challenges facing students, employers and business schools   A decade or two ago, foreign graduates from mainland China were rare and highly sought after by…

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Haier’s philosophy: Personal values first

Zhang Ruimin is a world-renowned Chinese entrepreneur, founder of the Haier Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Haier Group. In recognition of his achievements in management innovation, he has received numerous awards in the field of international management. In this interview he outlines his unique approach to management, integrating China’s…

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Transferring Western Management Knowledge to China

Mahmood Zaidi and Thomas Norman report on how team teaching and virtual international student teams have proved vital ingredients in a successful international EMBA. China’s recent economic performance has been extraordinary. It has driven a considerable increase in demand for management talent in both foreign and domestic firms at every level— from supervisors to CEOs.…

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ACE Project Offers New Opportunities

The new EFMD-backed Alliance of Chinese and European business schools (ACE) offers increased opportunities for mutual understanding and co-operation says Martine Plompen. There is a new kid on the management education and development block. At the end of May this year (2013) 20 leading business schools came together to create the Alliance of Chinese and…

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Preparing Chinese Managers for Global Leadership

As Chinese business goes global it is time to start training its managers for leadership in a global business world say Jørgen Thorsell, Justin Bridge and Fiona Gardner. In 1978 Deng Xiaoping, the reformist then leader of China, began introducing, very slowly, a market system into what was and still is in many ways a…

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Rise of the Dragons

Jean-Paul Larçon and Geneviève Barré chronicle the development of Chinese management education and economic transformation since 1984. The 1980s saw the start of modern management education in China. To accompany economic reform the Chinese government launched an initiative with the specific objective of improving the quality and effectiveness of business management through the development of…

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No Pyramids in China

Cheng Siwei, one of China’s leading management education scholars, says that the country’s economic future depends on a flexible empowered workforce without organisational pyramids. Interview by George Bickerstaffe. Professor Cheng Siwei is one of China’s leading economic, financial and managerial scholars as well as a noted chemical engineer and expert in such esoteric areas as…

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Lessons from China

John Quelch discusses his first year as dean of CEIBS with George Bickerstaffe and Matthew Wood. In February 2012 John Quelch completed his first year as Dean of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. It was a busy 12 months. Dean Quelch, one of the world’s leading marketing gurus, a long-term…

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Business And Management Education For The Future: An Emergent Model for China

The need for renewed approaches to business and management research and teaching has been intensively discussed. Dajian Zhu and Anders Aspling analyse the implications of this for management education in China. Business education began as an organised and focused activity in the early 19th century, first in France and then, towards the end of that…

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Doing Business in China

How RSM business school in the Netherlands is strengthening its links with China by George Bickerstafffe. China was the obvious choice when Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), a leading European business school based in the international port city of Rotterdam, moved to the next strategic step in its international development. Chinese universities and…

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Building Business Schools for the Future

Jordi Díaz outlines three key challenges currently faced by established Western business schools. Recently I had the opportunity to take part in three conferences on business education held in three different continents. Several ideas put forward by leading experts in the field made me reflect on the significant role that business schools fulfil today. On…

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