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Human Resource Management ‘with Chinese Characteristics’

Facing the Challanges of Globalization, 1st Edition

Edited by Malcolm Warner


222 pages

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Nearly a decade into World Trade Organization membership, how is China’s system of people-management adapting to the changing world? This edited book provides an up-to-date, state-of-the-art overview of current theory and practice of human resource management, ‘with Chinese characteristics’. The latter is a phrase used to refer to the specific cultural, institutional and social setting in which such management structures and processes are to be found in the ‘Middle Kingdom’.

As the People’s Republic of China becomes inexorably linked to the international economy and increasingly faces the challenges of globalization, its enterprises and their managers have to adapt to pressures to conform to external human resources and employment norms, whilst at the same time conforming to internal labour laws and socio-political demands. The tension between these two sets of factors provides an arena in which human resource managers, as well as workers, have to cope, perform and survive.

The papers included in this collection are all based on empirical on-site research by specialists in the field. They deal with such HRM-related topics are expatriates, family demands, human capital, joint ventures, labour disputes, organizational commitment, psychological contracts, social networks, work behaviour and the like. The authors of the papers covered in the book come from a variety of backgrounds and university affiliations in Australia, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Table of Contents

  1. Reassessing Human Resource Management ‘with Chinese Characteristics’: An Overview Malcolm Warner
  2. Application of Human Capital Theory in China in the Context of the Knowledge Economy Shuming Zhao
  3. Psychological Capital: A Potential Unlimited Chinese Human Resource for Competitive Advantage Fred Luthans and James B. Avey
  4. Human Resource Management and the Globalness of Firms: An Empirical Study in China Ji Li, Gongming Qian, Stacy Liao and Chris Chu
  5. Devolvement of HR Practices in Transitional Economies: Evidence from China Cherrie Jiuhua Zhu, Brian Cooper, Helen de Cieri, S. Bruce Thomson and Shuming Zhao
  6. Understanding the Domain of Counterproductive Work Behaviour in China Maria Rotondo and Jia Lin Xie
  7. Work and Family Demands and Life Stress among Chinese Employees: The Mediating Effect of Work-Family Conflict Jaepil Choi
  8. The Antecedents of Overseas Adjustment and Commitment of Expatriates in China Sheng-Ying Li and Su-Yeng Wong
  9. Organizational Commitment of Chinese Employees in Foreign Invested Firms [Jos Gamble and Qihai Huang
  10. Emotional Bonds with Supervisors and Co-Workers: Relationship to Organizational Commitment in China’s Foreign Invested Companies Yingyan Wang
  11. The Effect of Organizational Psychological Contract Violation on Managers’ Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Neglect in the Chinese Context Steven Xi, Wei Feng and Li Yi
  12. The HRM Regional Modeling and Entrepreneurship Strategies in China Zhong-Ming Wang and Sheng Wang

About the Editor

Malcolm Warner is at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management