Professors take academic road to the east

Della Bradshaw:

A decade ago most aspiring business professors headed west, to the US. These days they are heading in the opposite direction: Asia is becoming the hotspot for the top management thinkers.
The past year has seen some of the world’s most distinguished business professors move to Asia – China and Singapore in particular. Blair Sheppard, former dean of the Fuqua school at Duke University in the US, Arnoud de Meyer, former dean of the University of Cambridge’s Judge business school, Howard Thomas, former dean of Warwick Business School in the UK, and George Yip, former dean of the Rotterdam School of Management, are just a few.
One obvious reason is the growth in Asian economies, says John Quelch, the Harvard marketing professor and former dean at London Business School, who became dean at Ceibs in Shanghai in January. “The relative growth trajectories favour Asia rather than Europe and the US. In the US, recent political intransigence is adding to the feeling of malaise.”

2 thoughts on “Professors take academic road to the east”

  1. That is great to hear. So, I’d guess the eastern countries economies will collapse within, say 10 years, after following these professors advice.
    So, they’ll teach the Chinese how to create a bubble economy, increase they’re math skills to create mathematical models that are devoid of reality, create banking, insurance and other financial systems that will suck the life out of businesses that actual make things, and replace it with an economy that only makes money (on paper).

  2. Larry’s right, but it goes further. As China gets educated by western profs, they will start to demand silly things like freedom and the right to own property. Eventually, a taste for cheese, butter and meat will develop. Many will demand the right to own a car. Big ones. When a billion or so people start to demand western decadence and the government can’t provide it, civil war will erupt and the whole thing will fall apart.
    The CIA must be behind this covert professorial exportation.

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