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The development and implications of China's employee benefit systems

Zhaohong, L. and Trenberth, Linda and Kelly, John (2010) The development and implications of China's employee benefit systems. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources 48 (3), pp. 287-301. ISSN 1038-4111.

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The present study aimed to evaluate the development of benefit schemes in China since the commencement of economic reforms in 1978 and to examine whether the current provision of employee benefits was associated with organizational outcomes. Based on the results of interviews with 16 HR managers/directors from different firms across China’s industries, this study concluded that the present benefit types in China have become more varied and more attractive to employees compared to those in the planned economy period. The reasons were identified (e.g. employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)), profit sharing, travel incentive and flexible benefit plans being adopted). In addition, this study found that provision of employee benefits was generally perceived to have an impact on organizational outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): China, employee benefits, organizational outcomes
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 11:26
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20

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