Building an industry-oriented business sustainability curriculum in higher education

Mei hui Chen, Yenchun Jim Wu, Kune Muh Tsai*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

In the past, research addressing the issues reflecting industrial needs for sustainabilityrelated curriculum design in higher education has been limited. To narrow this gap and to provide students with better business sustainability curricula, we propose employing a mapping concept to extract the opinions and needs of industrial professionals. A total of 14 industrial professionals were invited to brainstorm on topics of business sustainability to be included in the curriculum, and we were able to obtain 52 topics. The participants were then asked to group the topics on the basis of their own perception of similarity, and rated their importance and difficulty levels. To associate the topics into clusters, we conducted multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis. We achieved five clusters: resource usage reduction and management, corporate governance and labor safety, business sustainability practices, employee rights and community involvement, and knowledge of the regulations. A derived importance-performance analysis (dIPA) was later implemented to further categorize the topics on the basis of the distinct levels of importance and difficulty of each topic. The four quadrants in dIPA could act as guidelines for designing a series of progressive courses on business sustainability in higher education.

原文英語
文章編號4698
期刊Sustainability (Switzerland)
10
發行號12
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2018 十二月 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地理、規劃與發展
  • 可再生能源、永續發展與環境
  • 管理、監督、政策法律

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