International Perspective: The appropriateness of using Hong Kong to make inferences about business students in Mainland China

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Some authors have argued that Hong Kong provides a reasonable basis for making inferences about education for Mainland China, but other research has hinted at the inappropriateness of using the '“Westernized” attitudinal characteristics of the Hong Kong Chinese for such purposes. To test if Hong Kong constitutes a sound proxy for understanding Chinese business students, this study compared the rationales of students in the Mainland (n = 71) and Hong Kong (n = 68) for undertaking an MBA. Significant differences were found overall and by sex, age, and educational background.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-55
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Education for Business
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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