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Reward management at Huawei, China’s leading global enterprise 1

WithJohn Shields

The case study explores the long-term interplay of distinctive reward management practices and corporate business development in China’s largest multinational enterprise, a firm that is majority employee-owned. Huawei management’s espoused reward philosophy is that those who contribute can expect to share in the fruits of success. It is an approach which appears to have borne fruit in terms of strong, sustained commercial performance both domestically and internationally. Nonetheless, rising payroll costs and changing market conditions now suggest the need for Huawei to consider recalibrating reward management across both domestic and global operations.