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The impact of guanxi networks on the employment relations of rural migrant women in contemporary China

The impact of guanxi networks on the employment relations of rural migrant women in contemporary China
The impact of guanxi networks on the employment relations of rural migrant women in contemporary China
Based on qualitative data collected from Beijing, Shantou and 30 villages in Hebei and Henan with rural women migrants, their family members and employers, this article examines how guanxi networks influence rural migrant women's employment relations, and how they are exploited by their employers through guanxi. Research on guanxi often demonstrates its positive side, whereas this article examines the other side of guanxi—the abuse of such connections in the process of employment relations.
0019-8692
580-595
Zhang, Nana
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Zhang, Nana
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Zhang, Nana (2011) The impact of guanxi networks on the employment relations of rural migrant women in contemporary China Industrial Relations Journal, 42, (6), pp. 580-595. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00642.x).

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Based on qualitative data collected from Beijing, Shantou and 30 villages in Hebei and Henan with rural women migrants, their family members and employers, this article examines how guanxi networks influence rural migrant women's employment relations, and how they are exploited by their employers through guanxi. Research on guanxi often demonstrates its positive side, whereas this article examines the other side of guanxi—the abuse of such connections in the process of employment relations.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2 September 2011
Published date: November 2011
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 363574
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363574
ISSN: 0019-8692
PURE UUID: cd814953-99dc-4b76-b19c-e0b353867729

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:38

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Author: Nana Zhang

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