Mixed Ownership Reform and Employee Participation in Chinas State-Owned Enterprises: From the Perspective of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan
PhD student: Mrs G. Shen
Promotors: Prof M.G. Faure, Dr N.J. Philipsen
Duration: 1/9/2021 - 31/8/2025
The Chinese government concerns about how to improve and develop the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics as well as how to effectively manage the relationship between government and market. In 2013, a new round of the mixed ownership reform has been launched in China. Selected employees can purchase stocks of state-owned enterprises they work for and become shareholders, thereby forming a community of interests between capital and labour. This research explores the status quo of the employee stock ownership plan during the reform of Chinas state-owned enterprises after 2013, examines effects on ownership structure and employee participation, and compares the differences in employee participation between China and Germany.