Labour flexibility in China???s Companies: An Empirical Study explores labour flexibility at the workplace in ten manufacturing companies in China. It addresses how HRM contributes and facilitates management in coping with increasing market competition. Flexible labour practices are related to the company level HR system, and change of the HR policies and practices entails a consistency perspective. Chinese managers have strong incentives to increase labour flexibility in the company. They simultaneously face constraints and/or opportunities as related to legacies and changes in the institutional framework of a Transition Economy.

Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

Chen, Y. (2001, October 4). Labour flexibility in China's companies: An Empirical Study (No. EPS-2001-006-ORG). ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management. Retrieved from