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Practical wisdom for management from the Chinese classical traditions

Henri‐Claude de Bettignies (China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, China)
Po Keung Ip (National Central University Taiwan, Chungli, Taiwan)
Xuezhu Bai (China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), Pudong, China)
André Habisch (Catholic University Eichstätt‐Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany and EABIS – The Academy of Business in Society, Brussels, Belgium)
Gilbert Lenssen (EABIS – The Academy of Business in Society, Brussels, Belgium)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 19 July 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide an overview of this special issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The guest editorial introduces the papers in this special issue, focusing on practical wisdom for management from the Chinese classical traditions.

Findings

Chinese culture increasingly will permeate international culture and move from peripheral to mainstream status. To ignore this in management education would be a grave oversight.

Originality/value

The issue offers insights into the value of practical wisdom from Confucianism, the origins of Chinese classical trditions and Daoism, and the various streams of thought within the classical Chinese traditions and their contemporary relevance.

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Citation

de Bettignies, H., Keung Ip, P., Bai, X., Habisch, A. and Lenssen, G. (2011), "Practical wisdom for management from the Chinese classical traditions", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 30 No. 7/8, pp. 623-628. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621711111150155

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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