This edited volume deals with Management in South-East Asia. It widely agreed that this is a region of growing importance economically in today’s globalized world. This area contains a diverse range of dynamic economies, ranging from the ‘highly developed’ through to the ‘newly emerging’, each competing in a different manner and with different characteristics. This book specifically focuses on current and future developments in areas such as Business Culture, Enterprises and Human Resources. It covers a range of topics, industries, size of firms and countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, three of which are capitalist economies, with the latter a transitional communist one). These locations also comprehend a variety of business cultures, with a variety of religious values, ranging from Buddhist to Islamic, and ethnic identities. The approach taken is inter-disciplinary and most of the contributions are by locally-based authors who are very well qualified to write about their chosen country-setting. The experts contributing include those specialized in banking, business management, economics, finance, sociology, psychology and so on, all based in business schools and universities, encompassing a good number of national origins.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the Asian Pacific Business Review.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Telecommunications Industry in Malaysia: Demographic Effects on Customer Expectations, Performance, Satisfaction and Retention 3. Role and Competency Profiles of Human Resource Development Practitioners in Vietnam 4. International Strategies of Emerging Asian Multinational Enterprises: Evidence on Singapore and Malaysian Firms 5. Firm’s Specific Advantage, Diversification Strategy and Entry Mode on Performance: Electric and Electronic Industry in Thailand 6. Conflicting Cultural Imperatives in Modern Thailand: Cultural Perspectives 7. Consumer Behaviour Towards Counterfeit Products: A Study of Urban Malaysian Consumes 8. Multinational NGOs and Expatriation: A Case Study of a NGO in Vietnam 9. Trust and Uncertainty: A Study of Bank Lending to Private Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Vietnam 10. Implementing E-HRM: The Readiness of Small & Medium Sized Manufacturing Companies in Malaysia 11. Bankruptcy during the IMF Crisis: Evidence from Malaysian Listed Companies 12. Conclusion
Chris Rowley is Professor of HRM at Cass Business School, City University, London.
Malcolm Warner is Professor and Fellow Emeritus, Wolfson College, and Senior Research Associate, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge.