Employability, skills and talent management in Zhejiang Province

  • Xiaoxian Zhu, Paul Iles, John Shutt
  • Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, March 2011, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/17561391111106007

Employability,Skills and talent management in Zhejiang Province,China

What is it about?

Examines talent management as an emerging issue in China and the need for research and management training for Chinese companies ,both State- owned Enterprises and private and emerging small and medium enterprises. Provides a case study of Hangzhou and the relationship between Leeds Beckett University ( previously Leeds Metropolitan University) and Zhejiang University of Technology.Looks at the employment trajectories of graduate alumni from the masters in International Trade and Finance on their return to China.

Why is it important?

Examines returning graduate employability,talent demand and talent supply and urges a closer collaboration between Chinese universities and businesses and more research and monitoring with key local employers.


Professor John Shutt
Northumbria University

Argues for more research on Chinese local and regional economies and the role of Chinese Universities in skills development.

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