The pursuit of shared wisdom in class: When classical chinese thinkers meet James march

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I suggest that doctoral students who emigrated to North America from Asia, in collaboration with their North American professors and colleagues, explore the shared wisdom of traditional Asian thoughts and North American organization theories to establish a genuine sense of mutual learning and mutual respect. I proffer an imaginary example of a doctoral seminar where James March's theories of learning are juxtaposed with Chinese classical literature to demonstrate a striking affinity between the two. The scholarly and educational implications of such pursuit of shared wisdom, along with additional challenges, are also discussed. Copyright of the Academy of Management, all rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-279
Number of pages22
JournalAcademy of Management Learning and Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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