1st Edition

Developing the Workforce in an Emerging Economy The Case of Indonesia

    206 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    206 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume examines how forces of globalization, demographic and technological change are manifested and accommodated in an emerging economy such as Indonesia, which has a large workforce pool.

    Using the human resource development framework, the book explains the opportunities and challenges in developing human capabilities to support current and future living standards. It looks at human development challenges across the spectrum of workforce skills and across the spectrum of formal and informal labour markets. Through the case study on Indonesia, this book presents many of the features and issues that are present in emerging economies as they grapple with human resource development in the globalized and networked era.

    This book will appeal to researchers and policy makers working in the areas of human resource and economic development.

    1. The Challenges of Human Resource Development in Indonesia

    John Burgess, Kantha Dayaram, Linda Lambey and Tri Wulida Afrianty

    2. The 4IR and the Challenges for Developing Economies

    Desmond Tutu Ayentimi

    3. Workforce Planning and Development in Emerging Economies: A Holistic Approach for Sustainable Development

    Verma Prikshat, Subas P. Dhakal and Alan Nankervis

    4. Building a Sustainable Rural Workforce in Indonesia

    Bulan Prabawani and Hari Susanta Nugraha

    5. Skills Development and Challenges for Regional Women

    Endah Prihatiningtyastuti, Kantha Dayaram and John Burgess

    6. Women’s Role in Water Management: A Tale of Two Villages

    Endah Prihatiningtyastuti, Kantha Dayaram and John Burgess

    7. Power Relationships and Capacity Building in the Informal Economy: The Case of Indonesian Traditional Banana Supply Chains

    Ernita Obeth and Bella Butler

    8. Examining Entrepreneurship and the Big Five Personality Traits in an Indonesian Context

    Sujarwoto Sujarwoto

    9. Graduate Work-readiness in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

    Soegeng Priyono and Alan Nankervis

    10. The Challenging Road to World-class University Status: Higher Education in Eastern Indonesia

    Elni Jeini Usoh

    11. Skill Development of Professional Accountants in the Digital Economy

    Linda Lambey

    12. Human Resource Development in the Indonesian Public Sector

    Cyti Daniela Aruan and Kantha Dayaram

    13. Travel and Tourism Workforce Planning and Development for Sustainable Development in Indonesia

    Subas P. Dhakal and Saskia P. Tjokro

    14. Addressing Human Resource Development Challenges in Indonesia

    John Burgess, Kantha Dayaram, Linda Lambey and Tri Walida Afrianty


    Kantha Dayaram is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations at Curtin University. Her research publications are in labour relations, the aging workforce and women’s work participation. Her research interests are in labour regulation, health and well-being and policy development.

    Linda Lambey is Senior Lecturer in Management and Accounting at the University of Sam Ratulangi, Manado. She completed her PhD in Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her primary research interests include international human resource management, organizational behaviour, gender development, and higher education.

    John Burgess is Professor of Human Resource Management, RMIT University Melbourne. Previous Professorial appointments at Curtin University and the University of Newcastle. Research publications are in human resource management, industrial relations, labour market analysis, and labour regulation. His research interests include transitional labour markets; digital technology and the future of work; and working time and well-being.

    Tri Wulida Afrianty is Lecturer at Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Administrative Science at University of Brawijaya, Indonesia. She received her PhD from the School of Management, Curtin University, Australia. Her research interests include international human resource management (IHRM), and human resource management (HRM) in Indonesia, and more recently work-family issues and women entrepreneurship.