The impact of economic reform on the role of trade unions in Chinese enterprises

Daniel Z. Ding (First Author), Keith Goodall (Participant Author), Malcolm Warner (Participant Author)

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    The movement of the Chinese economy towards a market orientation has been characterized by high levels of foreign direct investment, the diversification of forms of public ownership and the growing economic significance of the private sector as the PRC joins the global economy. These changes have clearly had a significant impact over time on the Chinese labour-force. This study, based on a geographically dispersed sample of sixty-two enterprises, both state-owned and joint venture, examines the effect of these economic reforms on industrial and labour relations, and in particular on the role of trade unions at plant level.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)431-449
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)
    • China
    • HRM
    • MARKET
    • PRC
    • enterprise reforms
    • industrial relations
    • labour contracts
    • management
    • organizational inertia
    • social insurance
    • trade unions
    • wages
    • workers' congresses

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    • Scopus
    • SSCI


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