Work in Progress: SUSTAINABILITY IN A JOINT VENTURE ORGANISATION VERSUS A CHINESE OWNED ORGANISATION: THE ROLE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
SUSTAINABILITY IN A JOINT VENTURE ORGANISATION VERSUS A CHINESE OWNED ORGANISATION: THE ROLE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
This research investigates the role of human resource management (HRM) practices in a joint venture organisation and a locally owned organisation in China to maintain their sustainability; it compares similarities and differences of HRM practices. It contributes to HRM concepts, HR functions, HRM processes, and international human resource management.
China has a long history and it has its own ‘Chinese HRM model’ to manage people relationships; with increasing foreign investment in China the ‘Western HRM model’ is influencing the current management system.
Qualitative and quantitative methods were executed and two interviews with HR managers; questionnaires completed by 50 employees from each organisation gave a 38% response rate.
Development and implementation of HRM practices focus on HR integration in joint ventures; the traditionally Chinese organisation aims at improvement in HR functions. Some recommendations are for Chinese owned organisations to create a proper human resource information system (HRIS) in the organisation in order to make the HRM system operate better from a technological point of view. HRISs are convenient and efficient in managing employee information and data systematically. Provide equal opportunities for employee training and development. Give employees a chance to expand their knowledge, skills and attributes (KSAs) in order to perform to expectations.
Please contact the author for more information:
Dr. Andries J. du Plessis
Department, Management and Marketing
Faculty of Creative Industries and Business
Unitec New Zealand
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