Title

The generation Y's working encounter : a comparative study of Hong Kong and other Chinese cities

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Publication Date

6-1-2012

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

231

Last Page

249

Publisher

Springer New York LLC

Keywords

China, Generation Y, Geographical mobility, Globalization

Abstract

Understanding the encounter of different generations may be a determining factor in the success of organizations. In order to have a clear understanding about the new generation, this article examines the working encounter of Generation Y. Generation Y in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and four cities in mainland China were studied. How the social environment influenced their attitudes and behavior in work and geographical mobility, and how geographical mobility created problems to the migrants were studied. We find that the Generation Y in Hong Kong is facing more competition than the Generation Y in mainland. In geographical mobility, most of the respondents accept geographical mobility. The findings provide some insights on how the social environment shapes the generation.

DOI

10.1007/s10834-012-9302-7

Print ISSN

10580476

E-ISSN

15733475

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Kwok, H.-k. (2012). The generation Y's working encounter: A comparative study of Hong Kong and other Chinese cities. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 33(2), 231-249. doi: 10.1007/s10834-012-9302-7

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