Leadership and management education for university students

Tan Lei Shek, Po P.Y. Chung, Lu Yu, Joav Merrick

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Leadership training is beneficial for the development of every human being, but few leadership models have focused on leadership qualities under service economies. In view of the lack of leadership models designed for service economies, the service leadership model was proposed by the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management. To promote service leadership in the growing service economies, there is an obvious need to develop service leadership education for young people, particularly university students who are pillars of the society in future. In this book, the curriculum design and materials developed for a general education subject offered at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are presented. The core beliefs and basic assertions of the service leadership model are highlighted and integration of Western notions of leadership and Chinese philosophies (e.g., Confucian virtues) is attempted. Students are expected to integrate the academic content of the subject with their real life experiences. Finally, several evaluation mechanisms have been used to evaluate the subject. It is our modest hope that we can generate more interest, discussion, and further development of service leadership education within and outside Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation in Hong Kong
Subtitle of host publicationService Leadership for University Students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781634849609
ISBN (Print)9781634849289
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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