Employment Relations at the Workplace Level in China: Two Contrasting Cases
25 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2011
Date Written: March 1, 2010
This paper explores the pressures of standardisation and differentiation in employment relations in China. Using case studies from two companies that share the same ownership, industry, size, location and labour market, the paper will show that, despite moves by the state and internationalisation of production to standardise employment relations in different ways, there continues to be an opening at the workplace level to construct very different employment and worker relations.
Keywords: Employment relations, dual-pressure, relative autonomy, Multinational Corporation, China
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