[photopress:jlight_of_Harvard.jpg,full,alignright]Jay Light, Dean of Harvard Business School, was interviewed by Xing Zong who has made something of a specialty of interviewing heads of schools of business. Xing Zong is a fourth year graduate student pursuing a Physics Ph.D. degree at Duke University. As a rocket scientist, his lifelong passion also lies in interviewing and writing about people.
In the interview Jay Light said,
‘There is much to learn from China and about China as its economy develops, and the School is deeply involved in research and educational projects there. At present, Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP), our publishing arm, offers more than 300 cases, articles, books, and other products addressing everything from economic challenges faced by China, to transformations of Chinese industries, to business situations facing individual companies such as The Haier Group, for example. These materials are not only used at Harvard Business School, but they are made available to schools worldwide through HBSP.
‘Additionally, more than 250 faculty in Asia (primarily from China) have participated in our new Program on the Case Method and Participant-Centered Learning (PCMPCL), which seeks to help faculty and the institutions at which they teach develop case method teaching, and case writing, skills. Ultimately we expect that the participants of these programs will develop cases about Chinese companies as well.
‘Over the past decade, we’ve worked closely with Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management, and with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in developing a delivering executive education programs such as the Senior Executive Program for China, Strategic Operations Management, and the Global CEO. Additionally, through PCMPCL, we are able to work with a far broader range of schools and universities, and to develop relationships with the faculty there. We hope our new visiting scholars program will be a way to strengthen faculty collaborations.
‘It’s worth mentioning Harvard Business School Publishing’s (HBSP’s) work in China in this context. HBSP has launched a Chinese edition of its flagship publication, Harvard Business Review, and has established partnership to support the dissemination of case and course materials in China.’
Source: People’s Daily Online