Partnering with a Private Chinese University: Benefits and Challenges

By Lauren Eder, Cynthia Newman and Pauline Zhong.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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This paper describes the development of an international partnership between a university in the United States and a university in China. The initiation of the partnership between Rider University and Shanghai Sanda University is discussed, including the anticipated goals of the program as agreed upon by the universities. The roll-out of the partnership is presented next, highlighting planned and expected outcomes, as well as a comparison of the expectations from both universities at the administrative, faculty, and student levels. Intended and unintended benefits as well as consequences are evaluated, and lessons learned are explored. A model for similar kinds of partnerships is proposed.

Keywords: Global Trends and Issues, Strategies B-school Alliances and Partnerships

Global Studies Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 790.499KB).

Dr. Lauren Eder

Chair Computer Information Systems Department, College of Business Administration, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

Dr. Lauren Eder is the Director of the Center for International Business at Ruder University and Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems. She holds a Ph.D. and MBA in Management Information Systems from Drexel University and a BS in Education from Boston University. As Director of the CIB she oversees the international business programs in the College of Business Administration and is responsible for international collaboration, as well as international teaching and learning opportunities for students and faculty. Dr. Eder’s research focuses on the adoption and diffusion of Internet and Web-enabled technologies. Prior to joining Rider in 1996, she spent ten years working in information systems marketing, consulting and education for IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Dr. Cynthia Newman

Chair of Marketing Department, College of Business Administration, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

Dr. Cynthia M. Newman is a professor at Rider University in the College of Business Administration’s Department of Marketing. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA and B.S.B.A. in economics from Rider University. As part of her teaching responsibilities in the Executive MBA program and in the undergraduate business program, she facilitates international business seminars that includes travel to locations outside of the United States.

Pauline Zhong

Director, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, Shanghai Sanda University, Shanghai, China

Ms. Zhong is the Director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange at Sanda University in Shanghai, China.


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