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Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in China

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Module Convenor:  Lee, Chun-Yi

Module Content:
The module aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of HRM and industrial relations in China during the reform era across enterprises in all ownership sectors. HRM is a crucial element of industrial relations, by providing the students sound understanding of theory concerning collective relationship between employees and employers, and the role of union and non-union in representation of employees through the examination of practical issues such as collective bargaining, grievance, and industrial actions.

Module Aims:
This module aims to provide students generic understanding of main elements in industrial relations, from employee/employer relationship to government/business relationship, then more broadly, to the dynamic interaction between local state and society. Within industrial relations, the HRM is a crucial part so the module will also introduce the practice and operation of HRM. This module pays specific attention on the China market, especially the state/market relationship after 1978 economic reform.

Module Assessment:
Examination (1 hour) (35%); Coursework 3,000 words (60%); Participation (5%)

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