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The training of China's Managers: An analysis and evaluation of using overseas training for management development

Research into the evaluation of overseas training programmes for Chinese managers resulted in identification of different views about the purpose and effectiveness of the training from different stakeholder groups. The findings of the project were communicated to CAIEP, a Chinese government training organisation, and to academics at various conferences and through academic journal papers. This enhanced these stakeholders’ understanding of the objectives and interests of the other stakeholder groups; the benefits of overseas training, and the possible barriers to effective learning. Through doing so, the project aimed to influence the design of future overseas training.

References to the research:

Xiao, S., Ross, C., Liu, J. (2011) Evaluating management training and development in a cross-cultural context: A stakeholder approach, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 2, 2, 136-158

Xiao, S. and Ross, C. (2009) The training of Chinese managers: a critical analysis of using overseas training
for management development Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 7:1 95-113.