The Dynamics of Asian Labour Markets: Balancing Control and Flexibility

The Dynamics of Asian Labour Markets: Balancing Control and Flexibility

by John Benson
     
 

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Asia has undergone rapid economic transformation over the past two decades. Despite its constant economic growth, the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the resulting surge in unemployment highlighted the vulnerability of national systems that base development solely on economic growth.

This book fills a major research gap by exploring the nature, dynamics

Overview

Asia has undergone rapid economic transformation over the past two decades. Despite its constant economic growth, the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis and the resulting surge in unemployment highlighted the vulnerability of national systems that base development solely on economic growth.

This book fills a major research gap by exploring the nature, dynamics and functioning of Asian labour markets in eight major Asian economies, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Vietnam, India and Malaysia. It examines the type of labour markets that exist in Asia; how they have responded to globalisation; and how flexible they are to changing social and economic conditions. The book analyses how the current transformation has impacted on the key parties, such as employers, employees, trade unions, governments, organisations and society as a whole, and considers the likely future trends and developments in Asian labour markets.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This useful edited collection, using a series of expert contributors, examines in depth ‘the nature, the dynamics and the functioning of the Asian labour markets’ how they have been influenced by globalization in the past few decades and vis a vis today’s economic travails. The book has a very wide sweep and dissects the fundamentals of labour markets in the specific national context of the major economies of the region." - Malcolm Warner, University of Cambridge; JGM 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136823909
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/02/2011
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

John Benson is Professor and Head of the School of Management at the University of South Australia. His recent books include, as editor, Trade Unions in Asia, and, as co-author, Everyday Impact of Economic Reform in China (with Ying Zhu and Michael Webber – both published by Routledge).

Ying Zhu is Professor and Director of the Centre for Asian Business in the International Graduate School of Business at the University of South Australia. He and John Benson co-edited Unemployment in Asia and Trade Unions in Asia, and co-authored Everyday Impact of Economic Reform in China (both published by Routledge).

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