|Title||Determinants Of High-Performance Work Systems In Small And Medium-Sized Private Enterprises In China|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Qiao, Kun, Wang, Xiaoyun, and Wei, Li-Qun|
|Journal||Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources|
|Pagination||185 - 203|
|Keywords||China, high-performance work systems, HPWS, human resource management, transitional economy|
This study investigates the determinants of high-performance work systems (HPWS) in small and medium-sized private enterprises (SMPEs) in China. Fifteen SMPE owners in a medium-sized city of China were interviewed, the data were analysed and a grid model was developed. The results show that stakeholder relationships and the commitment of owners to human resource management (HRM) are the two main aspects determining the adoption of HPWS in China's SMPEs. Most of the HRM practices used by these SMPEs were developed by the owners according to the specific needs of the firm and the need for flexibility. This research contributes to the HPWS literature by providing evidence on its development in SMPEs in a transitional economy.