Hospital numerical flexibility and nurse economic security in China and India

Nyland, Chris, Hartel, Charmine E. J., Vu, Thin and Zhu, Jiuhua Cherrie (2013) Hospital numerical flexibility and nurse economic security in China and India. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 53 1: 136-158. doi:10.1111/bjir.12020


Author Nyland, Chris
Hartel, Charmine E. J.
Vu, Thin
Zhu, Jiuhua Cherrie
Title Hospital numerical flexibility and nurse economic security in China and India
Journal name British Journal of Industrial Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-1080
1467-8543
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/bjir.12020
Volume 53
Issue 1
Start page 136
End page 158
Total pages 23
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article contrasts the flexibility of Chinese and Indian urban hospitals and the security of nurses. The study draws on a survey of 55 urban hospitals, and finds that national context generates different flexibility-security outcomes even when workers with similar skills are considered. Our findings support claims that China is constructing a flexibility-security regime that aims to promote both security and flexibility, and that India remains attached to employer-based social protection, but challenges the claim that economic growth is higher in China because India's employers have relatively less capacity to utilize labour-time as they wish.
Keyword Hospitals
Nurses
Labour time
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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