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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

CEIBS Hosts 6th Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform Steering Committee Meeting

December 10, 2019. Shanghai – How to motivate teachers to engage in case development and teaching was one of the key issues discussed today by the Steering Committee of the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform during its sixth meeting at CEIBS.

A look back on the major progress of the platform and related project funding over the past two years was conducted during the session. Committee members also discussed key challenges in building the case library, such as how to encourage the submission and use of cases.

Principal Staff Member of the Shanghai Academic Degrees Office Mr. Wu Qingquan, Secretary-General of the Shanghai MBA Education Supervisory Committee Prof. Xu Xin, and representatives from 14 platform member schools also attended.

CEIBS Vice President and Co-Dean Prof. Zhang Weijiong noted during his welcome speech that the first phase of building the platform had concluded successfully thanks to the support of the Municipal Education Commission and the Shanghai Academic Degrees Office and Shanghai MBA Education Supervisory Committee. The platform collected many cases from member schools and made considerable progress this year, but it also ran into quite a few difficulties. Prof. Zhang He stressed the necessity of teachers investing substantial time and effort in developing high-quality cases. The ultimate goal, he said, is to develop the Global Platform of China Cases (ChinaCases.Org) into a top case library to match that of Harvard Business School or Ivey Business School, so as to benefit all peer institutions.


Vice President Zhang Weijiong delivered a welcome speech

During his speech on behalf of the Shanghai Academic Degrees Office, Mr. Wu Qingquan recognised the positioning of the platform and spoke highly of its construction and development. He also encouraged CEIBS and member schools to forge ahead and pool educational resources around Shanghai to build a world-class case library focused on management issues in China. Speaking of the second phase of construction, Mr. Wu said he hoped CEIBS could facilitate case sharing among higher education institutions in Shanghai to increase the usage, for example, by expanding the coverage of the platform from MBA to other degrees and from member schools to other schools in Shanghai. He added that the Shanghai MBA Case Development and Sharing Platform should build upon its achievements and leverage its global vision to develop a China-focused case library of global influence and nurture more business management talent for the economic and social development of Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta, and the whole country.