Gamble, Jos and Huang, Qihai (2007) Flexible employment with Chinese characteristics : a retail sector case study. In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 90-91.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper, based on in-depth ethnographic research conducted in a foreign invested retail firm in China, indicates that the core-periphery model of ‘flexible work’ is insufficient to capture the complexity of employment arrangements in this context. Instead, we present a quadrilateral relationship with overlapping and often competing interests. The co-existence of two employment systems has implications for employee commitment and performance and, in turn, customer service and management.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2012 14:09|
|Last Modified:||01 Oct 2012 14:09|
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