Migrant Workers and CSR in China : The Case of Flextronics

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2010

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TitleWorld Business Ethics Forum
PlaceMacao
Period26 - 28 October 2010

Abstract

China’s manufacturing dominance on the world stage is attributable to the internal migrant workers who form the core of the direct labour engaged on the production lines of the mainly foreign-owned factories in China. Long silent victims of institutionalized discrimination with unequal access to social and economic opportunities, migrant workers have had little employment options but to endure the tough conditions of work and low pay in the manufacturing industries. However, the shrinking supply of migrant workers plus increasing labour unrest in the contemporary labour market in China, have placed growing pressures on companies to utilize a more strategic HRM approach in order to attract, retain and engage workers. This case study of Flextronics, the world’s second largest electronics manufacturers, illuminates the utilization and integration of strategic HRM and CSR practices, as a means to better manage labour relations and employee issues.

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Migrant Workers and CSR in China : The Case of Flextronics. / PANG, M.

2010. Paper presented at World Business Ethics Forum, Macao.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review