Introducing Western Human Resource Management Practices To China: Shopfloor Workers' Perspectives

Gamble, Jos (2006) Introducing Western Human Resource Management Practices To China: Shopfloor Workers' Perspectives. Asian Academy of Management Journal (AAMJ), 11 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1394-2603

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    Abstract

    The management of host country employees is often portrayed as a particularly fraught dimension for multinational firms. The problems involved are considered exponentially greater when there are substantial institutional differences and 'cultural distance' between the host country and a firm's parent country, as is assumed to be the case for Western firms operating in China. Based upon detailed case study research conducted at a UK-invested firm in China between 1999 and 2003 and a comparative study of a Chinese state-owned firm, this paper explores the veracity of such assumptions. The findings indicate that Western human resource management practices can be transplanted successfully and questions the degree to which foreign-invested enterprises need to adopt 'the Chinese way of doing things'. Indeed, such practices can be innovative in the Chinese context and provide a competitive source of differentiation for multinationals as employees.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
    Divisions: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) > Asian Academy of Management Journal (AAM)
    Depositing User: Mr Firdaus Mohamad
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 15:48
    Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 15:48
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35939

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