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Flexible employment with Chinese characteristics : a retail sector case study

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.

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Abstract

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
ID Code: 58747
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2012 14:09
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:39
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58747

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