Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Chairperson (Advisor 1)

Dr. Kimora Kachelmyer

Reader (Advisor 2)

Dr. Charlotte Knoche


The purpose of this project was to research and identify the major vicissitudes of human resource management opportunities and challenges in selective organizations that operate in the People's Republic of China. Toe intent of the project was to provide the reader an introductory overview and insight into the rapidly changing dynamics of conducting international business in China.

Human resource management was defined as those business elements that are interrelated with China's history, political reform, economic power, and social development. Toe research activity was based upon the author's interest in this topic and participation in a prescribed academic study tour of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The author's focus was directed towards individuals who are interested in broadening their societal acumen and gaining an understanding of the overall issues related to conducting business in China.

A number of interpretive research techniques were used to conduct this project. Toe author gathered information and data through observation, group participation, journalizing, and literary review. Toe project examined the cohesiveness in Chinese history and culture, its economy and government, intern3tional business development, and national social policy. Four selected organizations were reviewed which represented Chinese ingenuity in collaboration with foreign investment and technological advancement.


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