Beginning in 1998, the Asian Management Institute partnered with Multi-Lingua Publishing International Inc., China Machine Press, and Huazhang Graphics Company to develop "A Total Solution for Management Education Material in China". Done in collaboration with Tsinghua University in Beijing, Ivey compiled 16 casebooks to directly correspond to each of the required courses in China’s MBA programs. The casebooks are in keeping with the requirement established by the State Education Commission of China for teaching 25 per cent of the MBA curriculum via the case method.
The collection was expanded to a set of 16 Ivey casebooks, including 219 cases in Chinese. A new phase of translated casebooks for China added topics, such as e-commerce, international entrepreneurship, and organizational behaviour.
The China Casebook Series, accompanied by teaching notes for qualified instructors, is available in major book stores throughout China.
Professor Paul Beamish, Director of the Asian Management Institute (right) presented the largest collection of business casebooks produced for China to Zhu Rongji, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (left).