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A comparative study of sustainability management education in China and the USA.

With the increasing focus on sustainability across the globe, business schools around the world also start offering classes on sustainability to promote sustainable development and raise students’ awareness. The course is especially essential in business school, where it teach students how to manage the interdependence between the mutual benefits of business and the wider society. This is a study that focus on the differences between China and US business schools on their approach to teach sustainability. The findings suggest that there are curriculum designs difference between the two countries, e.g. business schools in the USA offer more sustainability-related classes per school, and its emphasis is more on sustainability and corporate social responsibility compared to Chinese business schools’ focuses on environmental stewardship and cultural diversity. These differences may reflect differences in their local institutional settings and their interpretations of sustainability.
Huang, Shihping Kevin, Wang, Yu-Lin
Institute of Management Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan. 2Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
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