A Comparative Study of Downsizing Strategies applied in the Reforms of China’s State-owned Enterprises

Dong-min WANG


This paper analyzes two typical downsizing strategies applied in changes of China’s state-owned enterprises based on behavioral science, which are proactive strategy and reactive strategy. It points out the different impacts upon employees from proactive and reactive strategies, using survey and field study methods. Finally, the conclusion is that proactive downsizing strategy is the best one in changes of China’s enterprises nowadays.
Key words: downsizing, downsizing strategy, reforms of China’s state-owned enterprises
Résumé: Cet essai analyse d’abord deux types de stratégie de réduction appliqués dans le changement des entrepries d’Etat chinoises et qui sont basés sur la science béhavioriste, à savoir la stratégie préactive et la stratégie réactive. Ensuite il indique, par des méthodes d’enquête et d’étude sur le terrain, les influences de ces deux stratégies sur les employés. Enfin, on aboutit à la conclusion : la stratégie de réduction préactive est la meilleure dans le changement actuel des entreprises d’Etat.
Mots-Clés: réduction, stratégie de réduction, changement des entreprises d’Etat

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720060202.006


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