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    Lansbury, Russell D. 2018. The changing world of work and employment relations: a multi-level institutional perspective of the future. Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, Vol. 28, Issue. 1, p. 5.

    Warner, Malcolm and Zhu, Ying 2018. The challenges of managing ‘new generation’ employees in contemporary China: setting the scene. Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 24, Issue. 4, p. 429.

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Labour relations are at the heart of China's extraordinary economic rise. This growth, accompanied by internal migration, urbanisation and rising income have brought a dramatic increase in the aspirations of workers, forcing the Chinese government to restructure its relationships with both employers and workers. In order to resolve disputes and manage workplace militancy, the once monolithic official trade union is becoming more flexible, internally. No longer able to rely on government support in dealing with worker unrest, employers are rapidly forming organisations of their own. In this book, a new generation of Chinese scholars provide analyses of six distinct aspects of these developments. They are set in the broader context by the leading authority on Chinese labour law and two western specialists in comparative labour relations. The result is a comprehensive study for scholars and graduate students working in Chinese industrial relations, comparative labour law, human resource management, NGOs and international labour organisations.


'This is an excellent analysis of the challenges and opportunities China faces as it shapes its emerging industrial relations system. By combining their deep expertise on how western countries have addressed these issues with equally deep expertise on the history and current employment practices in China, the authors have produced what is destined to be the go-to textbook and scholarly resource on this subject.'

Thomas Kochan - George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

'This volume … defies expectations and provides across the chapters a nicely accessible, interesting, and informative account of historical trends and contemporary events and challenges in the IR system of the world’s most populous and rapidly-developing nation.'

Bruce E. Kaufman Source: Industrial Relations

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