The rapid rise of Chinese companies such as Huawei, Lenovo, Tencent, Alibaba, Haier and so on has fundamentally changed the competitive landscape of global business in the 21st Century. This “Chinese phenomenon” has also provided ample opportunities for management scholars to contemplate on the refinement or even re-development of mainstream management philosophies and theories.
A leading global research platform
The Centre (CCCM) aims to become a leading global research platform for research related to management of Chinese companies and strives to be the birthplace of new theories and frameworks based on the best practices of leading Chinese enterprises, some of which have already become the global leaders in their respective fields through “first in the world” type of product, process and institutional innovations.
To achieve this goal, CCCM focuses on three objectives:
knowledge creation and dissemination through conducting world class research related to Chinese management and publish them at top academic journals.
learning and unlocking potential through developing executive education courses for Chinese and non-Chinese companies which either compete or cooperate with Chinese firms.
social and policy impact through organising high profile conferences, workshop and publishing white papers.
The pursuit of world class academic research
There exists a number of research centres related to Chinese management in other universities either in the UK or elsewhere. CCCM differentiates itself in the following three ways:
Its primary remit is the pursuit of world class academic research on China management instead of developing more practice-oriented initiatives. Simply put, the Centre is an academic research centre aiming at producing top notch academic research and output.
The Centre focuses more on uniquely Chinese business phenomena that have the potential to generate new management theories instead of just using China as an empirical ground for generic theory testing.
The Centre endorses and practices the deep engagement research philosophy, which serves as the cornerstone for the overall research efforts undertaken at Cambridge Judge Business School. The Centre focuses on examining important, relevant and meaningful research questions stemming from a deep understanding of the phenomena in the real world through fully engaging with real business.
CCCM strives to make the Centre a world-leading research centre that concentrates on theoretical development based on real business, real phenomena and real practice. ”
中国管理研究中心(Cambridge Centre for Chinese Management)旨在成为全球研究中国管理问题最权威的学术中心。如同哈佛大学费正清中国研究中心(Fairbank Centre for Chinese Studies)是社会科学领域研究中国问题的权威机构一样，中国管理研究中心要成为管理学科研究中国问题的最高学术机构，和费正清中国研究中心具有同样的国际地位和影响力。