Devolvement of HR practices in transitional economies: evidence from China

dc.contributor.authorZhu, Cherrie Jiuhua
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Brian
dc.contributor.authorCieri, Helen De
dc.contributor.authorThomson, S. Bruce
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Shuming
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-17
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-28T00:36:41Z
dc.date.available2022-05-28T00:36:41Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.description.abstractChina's progressive integration into the global economy has strengthened its position as a ‘magnet’ for foreign direct investment. The inevitably increased competition in the Chinese economy has led firms to adopt more market-oriented approaches to human resource management (HRM). Based on a survey of 618 managers in state-owned enterprises, domestic/private- and foreign-invested firms operating in the Jiangsu Province of China, this study investigates the extent to which HR practices have been strategically devolved to line managers, and the relationship between this devolvement and the performance of firms in China. Overall, there was little evidence of devolvement to line managers. We found no evidence of a relationship between the degree of devolvement and firm performance, although the provision of formal training to line/middle managers was predictive of performance.
dc.description.urihttps://library.macewan.ca/cgi-bin/SFX/url.pl/906
dc.identifier.citationZhuhu, Cherrie Jiuhua, Brian Cooper, Helen De Cieri, S. Bruce Thomson, and Shuming Zhao. "Devolvement of HR Practices in Transitional Economies: Evidence from China." International Journal of Human Resource Management 19, no. 5 (2008): 840-855. doi:10.1080/09585190801991350.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/732
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectdevolvement
dc.subjectfirms
dc.subjectHR practices
dc.subjectline/middle management
dc.subjectperformance
dc.titleDevolvement of HR practices in transitional economies: evidence from China
dc.typeArticle
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