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Employment Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region
Reflections and New Directions

ISBN 9780415348263
Published September 1, 2005 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on new developments in employment in Asia. The context for this discussion is provided by the processes of globalisation, and the associated debate on labour standards. Individual chapters focus on issues such as the role of NGOs as surrogate unions, employment regulation in export processing zones, social protection, and the impact of political reform on the employment relationship.

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Asia Pacific Business Review.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1


An Alternative Form of Labour Organizing in Indonesia, 1991-1998

Author: Michele Ford

Chapter 2

Community-Based Agencies As The Entrepreneur's Instruments of Control in Post-Soeharto’s Indonesia

Author: Warouw, Nicolaas

Chapter 3

The Emergence Of An Industrial Relations System In Taiwan: Historical and Contextual Challenges

Author: John Rice

Chapter 4

The 'Talk' versus the 'Walk': High Performance Work Systems, Labour Market Flexibility and Lessons from Asian Workers

Author Donella Caspersz

Chapter 5

Globalisation and Employment Relations in the Korean Auto Industry: the Case of the Hyundai Motor Company in Korea, Canada and India

Authors: Russell D. Lansbury, Seung-Ho Kwon, Chung-Sok Suh and William Purcell

Chapter 6

The influence of decentralized bargaining systems on the introduction of continuous improvement practices in Australian automotive components companies

Authors: Richard Gough, Malcolm MacIntosh and Bob Park

Chapter 7

Workplace Union-Management Partnership: Prospects for Diffusion of Contemporary British Approaches in New Zealand

Authors: Mick Marchington, , Peter Haynes and Peter Boxall

Chapter 8

Trade Unon Responses To Outsourcing In A Neo Liberal Environment: A Case Study Analysis Of The Australian Public Sector

Authors Julian Teicher; Bernadine Van Gramberg & Peter Holland

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Peter Holland, Julian Teicher, Richard Gough