The Dynamics of Asian Labour Markets: Balancing Control and Flexibility

The Dynamics of Asian Labour Markets: Balancing Control and Flexibility

by John Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415551110

ISBN-13: 9780415551113

Pub. Date: 04/27/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Asia has undergone rapid economic transformation over the past two decades. While this economic growth has been relentless, the events surrounding the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis and the resulting surge in unemployment have highlighted the vulnerability of national systems with an approach to development based solely on economic growth. This book explores the

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Overview

Asia has undergone rapid economic transformation over the past two decades. While this economic growth has been relentless, the events surrounding the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis and the resulting surge in unemployment have highlighted the vulnerability of national systems with an approach to development based solely on economic growth. This book explores the nature, the dynamics and the functioning of the Asian labour markets and how they have been influenced by globalisation in the past few decades. It discusses the issues surrounding labour markets in the context of the major regional economies, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. It examines the ways in which Asian labour markets have changed with globalisation, how their transformation has impacted the key parties—employers, employees, trade unions and governments, the response of the key parties towards this transformation and the consequences of all this on workers, organisations and society as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415551113
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia Series, #102
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter Content:

Each chapter will follow a standard format so as to ensure the key issues are addressed and to make it easier for the reader to make comparisons between the various countries on each issue. This framework will be developed by the contributors at the workshop and will address the four key questions. The consequences of the impacts and reactions noted above will include issues such as employment/unemployment, education and training, income and share of wealth (equity and fairness), social cohesiveness and future issues and concerns. Within this framework, however, chapter authors will have scope to develop the unique aspects of their country and the strategies adopted by the parties.

Structure of Book:

The volume will be structured around the eight to ten economies mentioned above. The introduction, written by the editors, will set the context for each of the case study economies by outlining the general development and structure of labour markets in the region. Chapter two would provide the framework for analysis and would be arrived at by consensus at the workshop. The following chapters would then be country specific and would be written by country experts including the editors (Japan and Taiwan). The conclusion, also written by the editors, will bring together the findings of the case study economies, and the relevance of the findings for the understanding of the dynamics of Asian labour markets.

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