Changing Workplace Relations in the Chinese Economy

  • Malcolm Warner

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Setting the Scene

  3. Empirical Studies

  4. Emerging Trends

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 299-302

About this book


Changing Workplace Relations in the Chinese Economy attempts to deal with how China's economic reforms have undermined the 'iron rice-bowl' system which since the 1950s has provided both 'lifetime-employment' and 'cradle-to-the-grave' welfare for many workers, particularly those in state-owned enterprises. It starts by examining the background of these reforms and how they have changed workplace relations in the Chinese economy; it will also look at key themes relating to the role of trade unions and the management of human resources in both state-owned and joint-venture firms; finally, a number of illustrative case-studies involving industrial relations and human resource management are set out. A set of contributors, drawn from a wide range of disciplines and nationalities who are expert in these fields, have contributed chapters to the volume.


development employment industrial relations unions

Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm Warner
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfson CollegeCambridgeUK

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