© 1995

The Management of Human Resources in Chinese Industry


Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Inside the Iron Rice-Bowl

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 3-12
    3. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 13-20
    4. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 21-44
  3. Old Wine, New Bottles?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 75-91
    3. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 93-105
    4. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 107-125
  4. Beyond the Iron Rice-Bowl

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 129-144
    3. Malcolm Warner
      Pages 157-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-217

About this book


This book analyses the management of human resources in Chinese industry, covering the period from 1949 to present, particularly focusing on the period of economic reforms in the 1980s and early 1990s. For four decades Chinese workers have enjoyed job security under the 'iron rice-bowl' employment system. This arrangement is now under threat from the recent labour reforms and the emergence of a nascent labour market. The study looks in detail at these developments in the North-Eastern cities, China's industrial heartland.


employment HRM human resource management human resources job security labor market labour market management

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  1. 1.Judge Institute of Management StudiesUniversity of CambridgeUK

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