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Employers' Associations in Asia

Employer Collective Action, 1st Edition

Edited by John Beson, Ying Zhu, Howard Gospel


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Economic growth in Asia over the past half century has led to significant changes in societies, business organization and the nature of work. This has been accompanied by the rise in some countries of trade unions and also of employers’ associations. This book explores the nature of employers’ associations in the major countries of Asia. It considers how employers’ associations have developed in recent decades, how changes in market structures and the profile of economies have affected employers’ associations, how employers’ associations deal with issues to do with pay and employment conditions, and how they interact with regulation and the state. The book shows how the differing political and institutional contexts of different countries, and different economic conditions, greatly affect the nature of employers’ associations and also the wider context of labour markets and trade unions.

Table of Contents

1. Employer collective action and employers’ associations in Asia, John Benson, Ying Zhu and Howard Gospel

2. Employer collective action in the labour market: Theory, traditions and trends, Howard Gospel

3. Employers’ associations in Japan: fragmented conservatism, John Benson

4. Employers’ associations in South Korea: increasing importance for industrial relations, Hye-Jeong Lee, Chris Rowley and Gyu-Chang Yu

5. Employers’ associations in Singapore: tripartite engagement, Chris Leggett, Adrian Kuah and Bernard Gan

6. Employers’ associations in Hong Kong: continuity in the absence of collective bargaining, Andy Chan and Malcolm Warner

7. Employers’ associations in China: promoting interactions among the key stakeholders, Qijun Jiang and Ying Zhu

8. Employers’ associations in Vietnam: inching towards tripartite engagement, Vince Edwards and Anh Phan

9. Employers’ associations in India: responses to economic liberalization, Supriya Roychowdhary

10. Employers’ associations in Indonesia: from state corporatist to professional organization, Sari Sitalaksmi

11. Employers’ associations in Malaysia: seeking greater relevance, Nagiah Ramasamy

12. Employers’ associations in Asia: Membership, structure and governance, Ying Zhu, John Benson and Howard Gospel

About the Editors

John Benson is Professor and Head of the School of Business at Monash University Malaysia and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Management, Monash Business School at Monash University Australia.

Ying Zhu is Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Asian Business at the University of South Australia.

Howard Gospel is Professor of Management at King’s College, University of London, and also at the Libera Universita Internationale degli Studi Sociale in Rome.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of the growth economies of Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General