A View to the Future

  • Paul Ross


This chapter speculates on the shape the future of employment for foreigners in Chinese organizations might take. In formulating this future view, the chapter considers emerging political, technological, and demographic trends and assesses their potential impact. The picture that emerges is a complex one that presents both increases in the number of foreign employees Chinese firms will hire as well as decreases. Changes in commercial and political conditions may blunt the ambition of Chinese enterprises overseas and, as consequence, limit the number of foreign staff they hire. At the same time, developments such as the Belt and Road Initiative have the potential to stimulate an increase in the hiring of foreign staff. Developing an accurate or complete assessment is a complex endeavor that involves gauging the magnitude of change associated with any given dimension taking into account factors such as industry, skill, demand, etc.


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  1. 1.Boynton BeachUSA

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