Unionisation and firm performance in China's manufacturing industries

Anwar, Sajid, and Sun, Sizhong (2015) Unionisation and firm performance in China's manufacturing industries. Journal of Labor Research, 36 (1). pp. 78-102.

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Abstract

Using firm level data, this paper examines the link between unionisation and firm performance in China's manufacturing industries. The empirical results suggest that unionisation has not greatly benefitted workers in China's textile industry but it has contributed to much larger increase in average wages in both domestic and foreign invested firms in communication equipment, computer and other electronic equipment manufacturing industry. In the case of the general equipment manufacturing industry, unionised domestic firms pay higher average wages but there is no link between unionisation and average wage in foreign invested firms.

Item ID: 42028
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1936-4768
Keywords: unionisation, economic development, coarsened exact matching, China
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 18:37
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation @ 50%
14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues @ 100%
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