China's Turnover Syndrome: Does Good Management Trump Job Conditions for Factory Workers?

Wyld, David C.
November 2009
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p93
Academic Journal
This article presents information from research by David C. Wyld of Southeastern Louisiana University about the effect of the purchasing power of retail giants like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target for the Chinese manufacturing firms and their employees that supply retailers. China's cheap goods and cheap labor have been used by such giant retailers for at least two decades. The researchers found that more workers were satisfied with their jobs if they thought the manufacturing company had good human resources practices and good management. Turnover of employees is also higher when a retailer's production requirements affect workers.


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