Is Chinese business education ready for services management? A survey into services management course development in Chinese business schools

Hui Tian, Daniel Berg

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As the focus of the Chinese economy changes from manufacturing to services, Chinese business education and research need to be refocused. In this paper, a questionnaire survey with 246 faculty members from 50 Chinese business schools was conducted to explore two aspects regarding services management (SM) course development: the status quo and the potential of SM course development. The survey shows that SM has been developing into a legitimate course in 48% of our sample business schools of Chinese key universities since 1990s; nevertheless, there are still quite a few constraints in SM course development. Based on the data results, some suggestions are made on SM course development. The implications of this report, its limitation and future research directions are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management - Proceedings of ICSSSM'11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event8th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management, ICSSSM'11 - Tianjin, China
Duration: Jun 25 2011Jun 27 2011


Other8th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management, ICSSSM'11



  • Chinese business education
  • course development
  • curriculum setup
  • questionnaire survey
  • services management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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