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The change China has experienced over the past thirty years is unprecedented. As China is taking the center stage of the world economy, the interaction between China and the rest of the world has increased dramatically. China presents a complex business environment with a diverse organization ownerships, structures, and human resource practices. As the economic reform deepens, the country is experiencing changes in organizational rules, social norms, culture values, and co-existing of multiple ideologies – Communist ideology, Confucian ideology, and capitalist ideology. It presents an exciting case of an emerging market economy for researchers and scholars to study.
Long term continuing economic development relies increasingly on the development of human resources. As China enters the knowledge based economy, a shortage in skilled labor force has emerged. The paucity of human resources and related development efforts has been noted as a major obstacle to China’s sustainable development. The interest is growing not only in understanding HRD and HRM practices in China, but also in creating its own indigenous theories, models and practices to support the sustainable development of its economy. This 4-volume collection on Chinese Human Resource Management collects recent published works on Chinese HRD and HRM to provide a thorough overview on current accomplishments, issues, and point out future directions in the field of Chinese HRD and HRM.