By J. Gamble
This ebook investigates the move of mum or dad kingdom organizational practices via the outlets to their chinese language subsidiaries, delivering insights into employment relatives in multinational retail businesses and altering labour-management structures in China, in addition to their impression on customer tradition.
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In China’s coastal cities, in particular, it was soon 26 Multinational Retailers and Consumers in China easy to ﬁnd evidence for this. Within a few years, the retail landscape had changed out of all recognition. There were stylish shopping plazas, advertising billboards, neon signs, lavishly furnished new restaurants, expensive nightclubs, karaoke bars, jewellery shops, brand name stores and a proliferation of foreign products. The once drab clothing of its inhabitants, especially that of the young, had been replaced by the latest fashions and accessories.
Newly hired employees had to sign a contract, specifying the duration of the period in which they would work, as well as responsibilities, beneﬁts and wages. Nowadays, both employees and employers have a choice, respectively, in selecting which ﬁrm to work for and who to recruit. Job mobility has increased to such an extent that foreign ﬁrms report the retention of key staff to be a major problem (Walsh and Zhu, 2007; Warner, 2008). Reward systems are being reformed with a trend towards performance related systems (Cooke, 2009), and beneﬁts such as company accommodation and free medical care replaced by a commercial housing market and contributory medical schemes.
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Multinational Retailers and Consumers in China: Transferring Organizational Practices from the United Kingdom and Japan by J. Gamble