About the Humanistic Management Network China Chapter

The China Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network is committed to developing and disseminating knowledge on humanistic leadership and humanistic management aligned with Chinese philosophies and traditions.

To this end, the Chapter provides a platform for researchers who are  interested in Chinese humanistic leadership and management research to share experiences and exchange ideas; and for Chinese business leaders to learn from their counterparts in the world how to enable their employees to thrive while sustaining their businesses. The Chapter also introduces Chinese humanistic leadership and management practices to the world.

We plan to share what we have written on humanistic management/leadership and introduce Chinese cases to the outside world. In addition, we will organize off-line activities at least once a year for colleagues and management practitioners to exchange ideas and share experiences. Specific dates and location will be announced a few months ahead.

China Chapter Team

We are very happy to introduce the members of the Humanistic Management Network China Chapter team. Below you can find their short bio and how they contribute to the Chapter. 

Cliff Prior

FU Pingping is currently a Professor of OB in University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Cliff Prior

Alicia is Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Southeast University, Nanjing & China Advisor

Cliff Prior

Yongjuan Li is a professor of psychology, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Cliff Prior

Joon Park is an associate professor at Nottingham University Business School China

Cliff Prior

Qing Qu is associated professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China.

Cliff Prior

Guangtao Yu is Professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China

Cliff Prior

Xiji Zhu is assistant professor in Business School, Central University of Finance and Economics, China.

Cliff Prior

Ernst von Kimakowitz acts as liaison to the global Humanistic Management Network community


Please explore the activities of the Humanistic Management Network China Chapter

Chapter News

Chapter News

Chapter Events

Chapter Events

Humanistic Leadership at Good Ark

June 1st, 2021

Hosted by the HMN China Chapter and German Chamber of Commerce in China and the German diplomatic missions

China Chapter assisted the platform “More than a Market”, a CSR initiative jointly hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce in China and the German diplomatic missions to organize a roundtable with 20+ German business leaders operating in China to visit Good-Ark Electronics to discuss its model with the founder. Good Ark is known for its humanistic approach to management. It publicly pledged June last year not to lay off anyone and has increased average 10% of salaries for all its employees earlier this year. The company has been trying very hard to maintain the family-like culture and introduce it to visitors on the monthly Open Day and through monthly executive leader learning programs.

Keynotes and Panel Discussion

November 22nd 2019

Hosted by Wahl Clipper Ningbo, China

On November 22nd 2019 the Public Forum on the Tao of Business took place in Ningbo, China to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wahl Clipper Corporation. Please click on the picture below to find out more.

Public Lecture

November 21st 2019

Hosted by the Nottingham Business School China

On November 21st 2019 a public lecture took place titled The Value of Values at Nottingham Business School China in Ningbo, close to Shanghai. This event was organized by our China Chapter lead Pinping Fu and Ernst von Kimakowitz delivered the talk. Please click on the picture below to find out more.

Exploratory Workshop in Geneva

June 28th - 29th, 2019

Hosted by the Humanistic Management Network, Switzerland

On June 28th and 29th a delegation from the China Chapter visited the Humanistic Management Network Switzerland to assess opportunities for future collaboration and activities of the China Chapter.


The Humanistic Management Network China Chapter is proud to partner with a range of businesses in China that practicing humanistic management principles and are sharing our passion for strengthening the positive impact of business.

FOTILE is starting from love. Caring is at the heart of everything it does. For the past 20 years, FOTILE has worked to improve every family’s kitchen environment and remove the danger of cooking fumes. Through consistent innovation and R&D, the company injects new technology and luxury aesthetics into the core of every product. FOTILE continues to be a world leader in the development of kitchen electronics.

Good-Ark electronics started as a small manufacturer of diodes in 1992 with 68 people in Suzhou. The company now has over 1800 employees and has become China’s largest and the world’s third largest diode manufacturer. The factory went public in 2006 and Except for retirees, most of the 68 original employees are still with the company.

Wahl Clipper China is a subsidiary of the US Wahl Clipper Corporation, an international industry leader in the manufacture of consumer personal care appliances and products for the professional beauty and barber salon trade. The company is located in Xikou, a county under the city of Ningbo.

Xinyulou – the Building of Credibility – is now the brand name as well as the company name of the most successful retail group in China. The Xinyulou Group has 33 department stores with a total space of half a million square meters and 30,000 plus employees in multiple provinces.


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