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Exploring talent flow in Wuhan automotive industry cluster at China

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  • Mao, Guanfeng
  • Hu, Bei
  • Song, Hong

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In recent 10 years, the city of Wuhan has built a big automotive industry cluster in China. The Wuhan automotive cluster is developing quickly, but scarcity of talent has become the bottleneck for its development. Recruiting talented worker is a significant concern and the influence factors of talent flow have been explored. The questionnaire about influence factors of talent flow are designed and sent to nine core enterprises at Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone. One hundred and seventy five automotive specialists returned the effective answer sheet. In the questionnaire survey, principal components analysis is used to explore the structure of this instrument, which suggests five components: industry cluster characteristic, urban environment, working environment, income and individual factor. The investigation result demonstrates the top three of these components are income, working environment and individual factor.

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  • Mao, Guanfeng & Hu, Bei & Song, Hong, 2009. "Exploring talent flow in Wuhan automotive industry cluster at China," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 122(1), pages 395-402, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:122:y:2009:i:1:p:395-402
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