Wei – Hua Jin & Min Li

Lincoln School of Management

University of Lincolnshire and Humberside



One of problems of Chinese human resource managent within the State – Owned Enterprices (SOEs) is the dramatic change of paradigms from an ideological pursuit under Mao´s leadership to the pursuit of economic efficiency in the current SOE reforms. This paper tries to portray an objective analysis of both approaches in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. It is by relating to the insights generated by Jackson´sreflection upon the conflict and shifting dominance of different strands of systems thinking in the West that the autors come to recommend coherent pluralism as the future direction for the development of Chinese human resource management programs. In this paper, one suggestion of such a program is briefly made in order to elicit further discussion searching for a program which will be able to develop the full potentials of the human resources within enterprises in the light of sustainable development.


KEY WORDS: Coherent pluralism, sustainable development, individual competence.

Journal of Human Resource Management
Comenius University in Bratislava
Faculty of Management