Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

“China: Why Western B-Schools are leaving?”- Business Week

May 19, 2008 Leave a comment

The latest article in Business Week reported some Western B-school exit from their joint ventures or collaborative programs with local B-Schools in China, and discussed some possible reasons.

For example, those Western B-schools considered language skill those local students have can’t match the requirement for having an all English program. Those Western B-Schools also face competition from other Chinese program from local prestigious universities, for competing the small market size that beyond what those Western B-Schools’ expectation on the executive education in China.

Again, one can’t find any B-Schools in Taiwan have been mentioned in such a discussion or concern. I believe if Western-B schools already concern the competition from local counterparts in China market, why B-Schools in Taiwan, that have no serious language gap in delivering courses, can away from such a marketplace? Does that because B-Schools in Taiwan ignore China market, or just consider they can do better than those Western B-Schools in executive education business in China?


China: Why Western B-Schools are leaving, May 15, 2008, Business Week

Categories: Education, Research

Giants from emerging markets

April 9, 2008 Leave a comment


Khanna, T. 2008. Billions of entrepreneurs: How China and India are reshaping their futures-and yours. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Khanna, T., Palepu, K. G., & Jayant Sinha, J. 2005. Strategies that fit emerging markets. Harvard Business Review, June, 63-76.

Khanna, T., Palepu, K. G. 2006. Emerging giants: Building world-class companies in developing countries. Harvard Business Review, October, 60-69.

London, T. & Hart, S. L. 2004. Reinventing strategies for emerging markets: Beyond the transnational model. Journal of International Business Studies, 1-21.

Mesquita, L. F. & Lazzarini S. G. 2008. Horizontal and vertical relationships in developing economies: Implications for SMEs’ access to global markets. Academy of Management Journal, 51(2), 359-280.

Peng, M. W. 1999. Business strategies in the transition economies. London: Sage Publications, Inc

van Agtmael, A. 2007. The emerging market century. New York: Free Press.


Thunderbird International Business Review, including cases and articles cover different industries and markets.

One big questions?

January 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Hambrick & Chen (2008) shows how strategic management become a new academic field, that deliver a well theoretical arguments about how an new academic field is emerge.

I don’t doubt the exist of strategic management as an academic field in Taiwan or elsewhere, but believe Hambrick & Chen (2008) could be one of fundamental work for me to use in the studies about why management education/research in Taiwan can’t take the lead in the Chinese academic community?

Based on the conceptual model proposed by Hambrick & Chen (2008), if we consider the development of management education/research in Taiwan, I believe there is not short of the existence of an “aspiring community” over there. Nevertheless, could we consider that intentionality of leading figureheads and/or members in the aspiring community and the institutional boundary are main reasons to influence Taiwan’s leading position in Chinese academic community?

Except that, I wonder whether all those phenomenal inquiries could direct to one BIG question- “Does the professionalism work well in Chinese/ non-Western context? why and why not ?”, if we examine what happens in Chinese/non-Western societies, in terms of their political, societal, and academic/professional fields.


Hambrick, D. C., & Chen, M.-J., 2008. New academic fields as admittance-seeking social movements: The case of strategic management, Academy of Management Review, 33(1), 32-54.

Categories: Education, Research

Whether a business professor could be a good exeutive?

October 12, 2007 1 comment

Whether a business school professor could be a good executive is a classical question, Jiang & Murphy (2007) has delivered some empirical evidence about this debate.

What’s next is whether their findings and arguments could be supported in different contexts, that arise a lots of interesting topics in the field of comparative management.


Jiang, B. & Murphy, P. J. 2007. Do business school professors make  good executive managers? Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(3): 29-50.

Categories: Education

AMLE, 2007, 6(3)

October 6, 2007 Leave a comment

This is a special issue about executive education.

Arguments and discussions in this issue can be used for doing replicated researches in different countries (markets).


Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2007, 6(3)

Categories: Education

Phronetic social science

October 2, 2007 Leave a comment

By reading Harmon’s (2007) article, he cited the idea of ” phronetic social science from Flyvbjerg (2001) as a solution to fix the debate between research and relevance.

Phronetic social science is “problem-driven, eclectic in its choice of methods, pragmatic, and action-oriented…… its fusion of heretofore dichotomous notions of thought and action, ends and means, and above all, the moral and practical.”(Harmon, 2006: 241)


Flyvbjerg, B. 2001. Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. (Steven Sampson Trans.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Harmon, M. M. 2006. Business research and Chinese patriotic poetry: How competition for status distorts the priority between business research and teaching in U.S. business schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(2): 234-243

Categories: Education, Research


July 5, 2007 Leave a comment


Gropper, D. M. 2007. Does the GMAT matter for executive MBA students? Some empirical evidence. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 6(2): 206-216.

Safón, A. 2007. Factors that influence recruiters’ choice of B-Schools and their MBA graduates: Evidence and implications for B-schools. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 6(2): 217-233

Categories: Education