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ERIC Number: EJ840344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Managerial Success Factors: A Chinese Profile
Stivers, Bonnie P.; Adams, Janet S.; Liu, Bin
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v18 n4 p57-80 2007
This article reports on an exploratory study conducted in the People's Republic of China (PRC) to identify the managerial success factors perceived by Chinese managers to be important in their market economy. The study also looked at how these factors are exhibited by recent graduates of Chinese universities now working in Chinese firms. Questionnaire responses were collected from managers in 113 Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private firms. Managers in both types of firms agreed on the relative importance and presence of the following factors: work habits, teamwork, creativity, ethics, communication, leadership, and business area knowledge. Respondents gave higher ratings to the importance of each factor than to its presence in the recently hired graduates. The results of this study provide a management profile of knowledge, skills, and abilities considered desirable by Chinese managers for today's market economy in the People's Republic of China. The identification of gaps between importance ratings and presence ratings provides valuable insight into changes that should be considered by educators in the design of business area curricula in Chinese universities. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China