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

Edited By Peter Holland, Julian Teicher, Richard Gough Copyright 2007
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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


    Peter Holland, Julian Teicher, Richard Gough