Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89897
Authors: 
Fang, Tony
Ge, Ying
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7870
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
unions
laws
productivity
profitability
China
JEL: 
J51
J52
J53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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