From a labour-surplus to a labour-scarce economy: Challenges to human resource management in Hong Kong

Wing Kai Stephen CHIU, David A. LEVIN

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Abstract

In this paper, the acute problems faced by the market economy of Hong Kong are assessed. These are seen to arise from the shift in the labour market from labour surplus to labour scarcity. The major geo-political role of Hong Kong both in servicing the extendal capital requirements of South China and as a key state within the conurbation of ‘little dragons’ is also examined. The consequences of this structural shift in terms of the challenges being mounted to HRM both strategically and functionally are also evaluated and are interpreted as an evolutionary process. Copyright © 1993 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-189
JournalThe International Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Citation

Chiu, S., & Levin, D. A. (1993). From a labour-surplus to a labour-scarce economy: Challenges to human resource management in Hong Kong. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 4(1), 159-189. doi: 10.1080/09585199300000009

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