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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Inside China's automobile factories
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781316072813 1316072819 9781139344388 1139344382 9781316077542 1316077543|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for American Sociological Association: Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award 2015.|
|Description:||1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Ethnography inside China's automobile factories; The potential of ""cellular"" activism; Autoworkers and workplace bargaining power; The argument in brief; Uneven contradiction and labor politics; Industrial dynamics; Contradictory state and regime legitimacy; Revolutionary and State-Socialist legacies; Legitimacy leverage; The outline of the book. 2 Industrial restructuring and labor force transformation in the Chinese automobile industryPre-reform development and socialist legacy in the Chinese automobile industry; The development and restructuring of the Chinese automobile industry in the reform era; Development strategy and industrial policy of the central government; State-led ""Triple alliance"" and hegemonic labor regime, 1980s-mid-1990s; Industrial restructuring and intensified competition, mid-1990s to present; Changing workplace and labor regime. The transformation of the production workforce and the rise of labor force dualismConclusion; 3 The labor market and social composition in the automobile industry; Constructing flexible labor markets and the evolution of labor force dualism; The rise of labor dispatch and the supply of temporary agency workers; The marketization of vocational education and the supply of student workers; The structure of the labor market in the automobile industry; Social composition and the labor market of formal workers; Recruitment strategies and hiring standards. Social composition and the labor market of temporary workersWage conditions in the Chinese automobile industry; Conclusion; 4 Organization of production and factory social order; The organization of production: A leaner version of the mass production paradigm; Just-in-Time (JIT) mass production; Organization on the shop floor; Rotation and skill training; Mechanization, standardization, and ""human wave tactics""; Working conditions; Personnel system, HRM practice, and factory social order; The cadre-manager personnel system; The enterprise union. Job classifications, status, and factory hierarchyJob classifications at USA-1; The rise of meritocracy: Performance appraisals and the position-merit wage system; The operation of internal labor markets and the structure of opportunity; 5 Hegemonic consent? Formal workers' compliance and resistance; Collective characteristics of formal workers: Youngsters and veterans; Hopeful youngsters: Aspirations to ""Exit"" from the line; Cynical veterans: ""Voice"" with no faith in change; Workplace grievances and bargaining power of formal workers.|
'Lu Zhang's highly readable and insightful book offers a fascinating perspective on the recent wave of strikes in China's vast and growing automobile industry, drawing on extensive fieldwork in seven
- Automobile industry workers -- China.
- Automobile industry and trade -- China.
- Automobile factories -- China.
- Industrial relations -- China.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
- Automobile factories.
- Automobile industry and trade.
- Automobile industry workers.
- Industrial relations.