John Benson is Professor and Head, School of Management at the University of South Australia. He is the author/editor of nine books and over eighty journal articles and book chapters. He has had extensive consultancy experience with unions, business enterprises and government departments. His major research interests include Japanese management and unions, the restructuring of Chinese industry, outsourcing, and knowledge workers.
Ying Zhu is the Director of the Master HRM and an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has published a number of books, chapters and journal articles covering industrial relations, human resource management, cross-cultural management, business and economic development in East Asia and Australia. His recent publications include Unemployment in Asia (co-edited with J. Benson, Routledge, 2005) and Management in Transitional Economies: from the Berlin wall to the Great Wall of China (co-authored with M. Warner et al, 2004).