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
Date Written: 2004
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
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