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Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia

ISBN 9781138917477
Published September 14, 2017 by Routledge
460 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Human Resource Management (HRM) is fundamentally shaped by institutional and cultural factors, such as the different political environments and social philosophies of particular countries and regions. By examining the various organizational aspects of business life and systems of people management in Asia, the study of HRM across the continent can, therefore, give us a greater understanding of Asian societies, as well as the contemporary world of work more generally.

This handbook provides an up-to-date and intellectually engaging overview of HRM in the Asian context. Distinctive in its comprehensive coverage of traditional as well as emerging topics of HRM, it analyzes important themes, such as the regulatory framework for work and employment, religiosity, family business, and gender. Using a comparative approach, it also effectively highlights the unique features of each country’s attitudes towards HRM. Covering a range of themes and case studies, sections include:

• Institutional and cultural contexts,

• Labour regulation and industrial relations,

• Thematic and functional HRM,

• HRM in selected Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Vietnam, India, and Singapore.

Written in a highly accessible style, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Human Resource Management, Asian Business,  Economics, and Sociology.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Institutional and cultural contexts

1. Human Resource Management in Asia in the global context, Fang Lee Cooke and Sunghoon Kim

2. State and HRM in Asia, Kyoung-Hee Yu and Sung Chul Noh

3. Confucianism and Human Resource Management in East AsiaSunghoon Kim, Pingping Fu and Jiali Duan

4. Religiosity, Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism in HRM, Mohamed Branine

Section 2: Labor regulation and industrial relations

5. Employment Regulation and industrial relations system in East Asia: China, Japan and South Korea, Fang Lee Cooke, Katsuyuki Kubo and Byoung-Hoon Lee 

6. Employment Regulation and Industrial Relations in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, Ingrid Landau and Fang Lee Cooke

7. Employment Regulation and Industrial Relations in South Asia, Michael Gillan

Section 3: Thematic and functional HRM

8. Performance Management Practices in Asia, Arup Varma, Pawan S. Budhwar and Peter Norlander

9. Innovation and Human Resource Management in Asia, Jyotsna Bhatnagar and Shweta Jaiswal Thakur

10. Leadership and Leadership Development in Asia Alex Newman, Nathan Eva and Kendall June Herbert

11. Compensation System and Pay Practices in Asia, Tae-Youn Park and Jason D. Shaw

12. Human Capital Flows and Talent Management in Asia, Anthony McDonnell and Ying Guo

13. Managing Multinational Companies in Asia, Yu Zheng and Chris Smith

14. Equal Opportunity and Workforce Diversity in AsiaAhu Tatli, Mustafa Bilgehan Ozturk and Maryam Aldossari

Section 4: HRM in selected Asian

15. Human Resource Management in Japan and South Korea, Fabian Jintae Froese, Tomoki Sekiguchi and Mohan Pyari Maharjan

16. Human Resource Management in China and Vietnam, Jie Shen and Anne Cox

17. Human Resource Management in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, Shu-Yuan Chen and David Ahlstrom

18. Human Resource Management in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, Chaturong Napathorn and Sarosh Kuruvilla

19. Human Resource Management in City States: Dubai and SingaporeJulia Connell, John Burgess and Peter Waring

20. Human Resource Management in India and the Philippines, Jennifer Ann L. Lajom, Simon Lloyd D. Restubog, Mendiola Teng-Calleja, Raymund Habaradas and Cristina Esquivel-Saldivar

21. Human Resource Management in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Vathsala Wickramasinghe and Monowar H. Mahmood

22. The Future of Human Resource Management in Asia in a World of Change, Sunghoon Kim and Fang Lee Cooke

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Fang Lee Cooke is Distinguished Professor of HRM and Asia Studies at Monash University, Australia.

Sunghoon Kim is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at the University of New South Wales, Australia.


"This is a unique, research-based volume which offers deep insights into HRM in Asia. Providing a multifaceted examination of HRM, encompassing cultural, legal and socio-economic perspectives, the editors are to be highly commended for a most valuable contribution to the field."

Russell Lansbury, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney Business School

"This book, edited by two highly acclaimed scholars, is sure to be the perfect book for learning more about HRM in Asia, at both the academic and the professional levels. To help them make the most informed book possible, the editors have gathered and coordinated an impressive team of very knowledgeable country-level experts. Clearly a book to have handy when wanting to understand what is going on in Asia today!"

Randall S. Schuler, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University and University of Lucerne

"To understand HRM in the modern world, we need a greater awareness of the situation in Asia. These two renowned scholars have gathered a strong team of authors and the result is a book which provides new knowledge of this crucial region – and offers insights that are useful across the world. Overall, this is a book that any serious scholar of human resource management or of business in Asia will need to have on their shelves."

Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading