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

Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge Paper No. 02/2004

31 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2005

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Ying Zhu

University of Melbourne - Department of Management

Malcolm Warner

University of Cambridge - Judge Business School

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Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This study examines the challenges facing China's increasingly complex human resource management (HRM) after its WTO accession and consequently the implications for further reform of government policy and enterprise-level HRM practices. The paper concludes that current HR practices are diverse between enterprises with different ownership, industry 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.

Keywords: China, employment relations, globalisation, human resource management, trade unions, WTO

JEL Classification: M12, J50

Suggested Citation

Zhu, Ying and Warner, Malcolm, Changing Patterns of Human Resource Management in Contemporary China: WTO Accession and Enterprise Responses (2004). Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge Paper No. 02/2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=670061 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.670061

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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