Human resource management in China and India

Fang Lee Cooke*, Pawan Budhwar

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed further growth in emerging markets, which is significantly influencing the global economic landscape. For the first time in almost two hundred years, it is in this decade that the emerging economies have caught up with, and raced ahead of, the developed ones in terms of gross domestic product. This is a trend that is likely to continue for some time as many of the developed economies struggle to recover from the global financial crisis. In particular, China and India as two fast growing economies are significantly contributing to the world economic growth and are the flag bearers of this transformation. Acknowledged as favourite destinations for global manufacturing (China) and services (India) related outsourcing, both nations offer huge growth opportunities in most products and services. However, in order to sustain their phenomenal economic growth of the past decades, both countries are facing a number of challenges to their human resource management (HRM). From a macro perspective, these issues tend to appear similar (e.g., attraction and retention of talent), but given the significant sociocultural, institutional, political, legal and other differences between the two nations, the logics underpinning the approaches to managing human resources issues appear somewhat different. This chapter therefore aims to highlight the key forces determining the nature of HRM in China and India. The chapter consists of three main sections, in addition to the Introduction and Conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of human resource management in emerging markets
EditorsFrank Horwitz, Pawan Budhwar
Place of PublicationCheltenham (UK)
PublisherEdward Elgar
Pages337-356
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78195-501-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-78195-500-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameResearch handbooks in business and management series
PublisherElgar

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  • Research Output

    • 3 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
    • 1 Edited Book

    Future trends in human resource management in emerging markets

    Horwitz, F., Budhwar, P. & Morley, M. J., 2015, Handbook of human resource management in emerging markets. Horwitz, F. & Budhwar, P. (eds.). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, p. 470–488 19 p. (Research handbooks in business and management series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Handbook of human resource management in emerging markets

    Horwitz, F. (ed.) & Budhwar, P. (ed.), 27 Feb 2015, Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar. 528 p. (Research handbooks in business and management series)

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

  • Human resource management in emerging markets: an introduction

    Horwitz, F. & Budhwar, P., 27 Feb 2015, Handbook of human resource management in emerging markets. Horwitz, F. & Budhwar, P. (eds.). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, p. 1-18 18 p. (Research handbooks in business and management series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Cite this

    Cooke, F. L., & Budhwar, P. (2015). Human resource management in China and India. In F. Horwitz, & P. Budhwar (Eds.), Handbook of human resource management in emerging markets (pp. 337-356). (Research handbooks in business and management series). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781955017.00025