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This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that ...

The Transfer of Western Management to China: Context, Content and Constraints
The transfer of western management to china: Context, content and constraints
Introduction and Previous Research

A turning point in contemporary Chinese history occurred in 1979 when China embarked on a long journey of transforming its economy from a centrally-planned system to a market-oriented one. Following this economic reform has been the introduction and transfer of management knowhow from foreign countries, mainly the West. What changes have taken place in China after 19 years of economic reform? Can western management theory and practice be transferred to and applied in China's Socialist Market Economy? And if they can, how? This paper intends to address these questions by examining the context, content and constraints of the transfer of management ...

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