Title: The influence of Industrial Clusters' character on the growth of talents: an empirical research in four industrial clusters in China

Authors: Qingxiong Weng

Addresses: School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, PR China

Abstract: This paper examines the influence of industrial clusters| character on talents| growth. The sample of this study is gained in four industrial clusters in China. It proved that: the economy of industrial clusters has a positive direct impact on the talents| growth in the clusters; the HR policy of industrial clusters has a positive direct impact on talents| growth in the clusters; the culture of industrial clusters does not have a direct impact on talents| growth in the clusters; the living setting of industrial clusters has a positive direct impact on talents| growth in the clusters; the HRM of companies in industrial clusters has a positive direct impact on talents| growth in the clusters; the culture and HR policy of industrial clusters has a positive direct impact on the HRM of companies in the clusters.

Keywords: industry clusters; talent growth; economy; human resources policy; culture; China; human resources management; HRM; skills growth.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2008.018206

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.150 - 162

Available online: 11 May 2008 *

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