GLMBA-Full Time Class Academic Director
Q: What are you currently teaching?
A: I was previously working at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. I retired and started teaching at Shanghai University in March of this year. Right now, I’m only teaching one course on operations management.
Q: You were also a professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Canada. How does teaching in Canada compare with your teaching experience in China?
A: The teaching is the same for the most part, but the research is different. In Canada, you have more freedom. It’s more flexible and they’re not quantifying research as much, although it all depends on the university. In Hong Kong, schools are quite demanding about research; always counting how many articles you publish, and how many of them are published in top journals.
Q: Tell us about teaching operations management here in China.
A: This course is very useful. In China, even though advanced technologies have been introduced, the mindset of people hasn’t changed. What we really need to do is improve day-to-day operations and the way we manage firms to make them more effective and efficient. This is why company visits are important.