The aim of this study is to examine the existence of skills shortage among Chinese managers. To address this problem, we applied both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the skills levels, the existence of skills scarcity and deficiencies among Chinese managers; and to test how organizational factors affect skills levels and skills shortages. The research involved semi-structured interviews conducted with 16 managers, and survey data collected from 243 managers in organizations doing business in China. The results of the study demonstrate the existence of skills scarcity and skills deficiencies, which are significantly associated with the organizational characteristics. These findings have implications for organizational and managerial performance, and further suggest a number of insights for skill framework development.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2014 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Australia And New Zealand International Business Academy Conference (ANZIBA) - University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 13 Apr 2014 → 16 Apr 2014
|Conference||Australia And New Zealand International Business Academy Conference (ANZIBA)|
|Abbreviated title||International Business: Institutions, Organizations and Markets|
|Period||13/04/14 → 16/04/14|
Wang, Y., & Ramudu, B. (2014). Assessing Skill Shortages in China: Exploring and Rebuilding National Capability Development Framework. In Proceedings of the 2014 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference (pp. 1-26). ANZIBA.