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dc.contributor.authorCooke, Fang Lee
dc.contributor.authorWang, Dan
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jue
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:09:41Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:09:41Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1472-9296
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022185617724836
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381549
dc.description.abstractA distinct feature of China’s involvement in the economic development of African countries in recent years has been the Chinese government’s financing and participation in infrastructure construction projects through its state-owned firms. However, there remains limited academic research on labour relations’ issues concerning Chinese firms in Africa. This article fills part of the research gap by examining key aspects of labour relations of Chinese construction firms operating in Africa. The article mobilises the notion of space in analysing the role of the state and its agencies in shaping the transnational labour market of construction workers and workplace industrial relations. Drawing on data from 52 interviews with managers, professionals and government officials, this study highlights the interdependence and interconnectedness of the Chinese lead construction firms, subcontractor firms and employment agencies on the one hand, and legislative and representational gaps for the Chinese dispatched workers on the other.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom77
dc.relation.ispartofpageto100
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Industrial Relations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume60
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsAfrica
dc.subject.keywordsChinese construction firms
dc.subject.keywordsGlobal production networks
dc.subject.keywordsLabour market
dc.subject.keywordsLabour practices
dc.subject.keywordsMultinational enterprises
dc.subject.keywordsRole of state
dc.subject.keywordsSpatial dimension
dc.titleState capitalism in construction: Staffing practices and labour relations of Chinese construction firms in Africa
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCooke, Fang L.


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