Changing Patterns of Human Resource Management in Contemporary China: WTO Accession and Enterprise Responses

18 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2004

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Ying Zhu

University of Melbourne - Department of Management

Malcolm Warner

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School

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Abstract

This study examines the increasingly complex challenges facing human resource management (HRM) in China following the country's accession to the WTO and, consequently, the implications for further reform of government policy and enterprise-level HRM practices. The article concludes that current HR practices among enterprises vary depending on ownership, industrial sector, location and history. The direction of future changes may depend on the level of involvement from external forces as well as internal strategies adopted by Chinese enterprises to survive.

Suggested Citation

Zhu, Ying and Warner, Malcolm, Changing Patterns of Human Resource Management in Contemporary China: WTO Accession and Enterprise Responses. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 311-328, July 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=559295

Ying Zhu (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Department of Management ( email )

200 Leicester Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3053
Australia

Malcolm Warner

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School ( email )

Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1AG
United Kingdom

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