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Chinese Unions and Enterprises Performance

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  • Fang, Tony

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    (Monash University)

  • Ge, Ying

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    (School of International Trade and Economics, Beijing)

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This paper uses the national firm level survey data to investigate the effects of Chinese unions on firm performance. We show that Chinese unions have a strong "State-Party voice" face and a "collective voice" face but lack of "monopoly" face. The government influence plays an important role in unionization. The empirical findings on the effectiveness of unions are remarkable: unions in the workplace significantly improve productivity but reduce enterprise profitability. Moreover, the presence of unions in same region and industry generates negative spillovers on enterprise performance.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7870.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2013
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7870

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Keywords: unions; laws; productivity; profitability; China;

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