Employee Voice in China

Jenny Chan, 2020

Name of publisher/editor

Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon, and Richard B. Freeman. 2nd Edition. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Summary & key words

"China’s state-guided globalization has impacted the voice structures and the opportunities of employees to influence work, employment and society. This chapter examines the changing voice regimes in both state-owned and non-state industrial enterprises since the late 1970s. It considers the role played by multiple actors in shaping employee engagement and participation at the workplace level. These key actors include the Chinese state (in which the trade union bureaucracy and the national legislative body are an integral part), employers, employees and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The aim is to analyze both voices and silence of workers in China’s rapid economic and socio-political transformation."


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Employee Voice in China