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Entrepreneurial training project in China : retraining laid-off workers

Wan, Bingxin and Vongalis-Macrow, Athena 2012, Entrepreneurial training project in China : retraining laid-off workers, International education journal : comparative perspectives, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 82-95.

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Title Entrepreneurial training project in China : retraining laid-off workers
Author(s) Wan, Bingxin
Vongalis-Macrow, Athena
Journal name International education journal : comparative perspectives
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 82
End page 95
Total pages 14
Publisher Shannon Research Press
Place of publication Bedford Park, S. Aust.
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 1443-1475
Keyword(s) laid-off workers
state-owned enterprises
International Labour Organisation
retraining project
retaining program
Summary Despite the tremendous economic progress made by the Chinese economy, averaging a nine percent growth per year, one section of the community remains outside the economic boom. As state-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructure into more efficient organisations able to compete in the global economy, the plight of workers within these enterprises has become a pressing issue. No longer able to depend on a job for life, these workers present challenges for local governments. One initiative proposed by the International Labour Organisation called the Start Your Own Business (SYB) Program has been identified as a way to retrain laid-off workers, xiagang. By focussing on one city in China, this paper analyses some of the key issues associated with this program. Using anecdotal evidence from workers who have undergone the retraining, the paper has identified at least three areas of concern for workers participating in the SYB retraining program. Access to seed funding, the implementation of knowledge and skills into practice, and furthering support and guidance in market analysis remain issues for the continued success of this program.
Language eng
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio Economic Objective 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2012
Copyright notice ©2012, Shannon Research Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050982

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