This book examines the directions in which various structures and processes of management and business are moving in South East Asia, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. It aims to update previous works in the field covering management and business in these countries. It goes on to deal with a wide variety of themes and issues, functional and practice areas, sectors and organisational types. Many key sectors are also covered, such as finance, retailing, telecoms, etc. The types or organisations covered range from multinational companies to state-owned enterprises. The contributors cover current and ongoing developments of these themes, particularly in the context of globalization.
The book also addresses the future directions management may be moving in this important part of the international economy. The authors are all experts in their fields and are all based in universities and business schools in the region, within the respective countries involved. The work is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in business administration especially those on MBA programmes, development economics, management studies and related fields, as well as lecturers in those subjects and researchers in the field.
This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.
Table of Contents
1. Whither management in South-East Asia? Directions and themes Chris Rowley and Malcolm Warner 2. Regional business systems and private sector development in Southeast Asia E.H.S. Andriesse and B.J. van Helvoirt 3. The transformation of human resource management in Indonesian state-owned enterprises since the Asian Crisis Sari Sitalaksmi and Ying Zhu 4. The influence of leadership expertise and experience on organizational performance: a study of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia Sow Hup Chan 5. The relationship between leadership styles and organizational commitment in Malaysia: role of leader – member exchange May-Chiun Lo, T. Ramayah, Hii Wei Min and Peter Songan 6. The density of retailers in Malaysia Yap Yin Choo 7. The impact of task and outcome interdependence and self-efficacy on employees’ work motivation: an analysis of the Malaysian retail industry Kartinah Ayupp and William Kong 8. Network governance in Malaysia’s telecommunications industry G. Sivalingam 9. A study of Thai employees’ preferred leadership style Vimolwan Yukongdi 10. Foreign direct investment and economic growth in Vietnam Sajid Anwar and Lan Phi Nguyen 11. Learning to build quality business relationships in export markets: evidence from Vietnamese exporters Trang T.M. Nguyen and Tho D. Nguyen 12. The internationalization of industrial relations? Japanese and US multinational companies in Vietnam Anne Ngoc Vo and Chris Rowley 13. Internationalization and its impacts on the standardization/adaptation mode of operations: a study of two Italian firms in Vietnam Hoc Le Hieu and Quang Truong 14. Management in South-East Asia: key findings, conclusions and prospects Chris Rowley and Malcolm Warner
Chris Rowley is a Professor at the Cass Business School at City University, London, and is Co-Editor of the journal Asia Pacific Business Review. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Personnel Review. He has consultancy experience with unions, business enterprises and government departments.
Malcolm Warner is Professor and Fellow Emeritus, Wolfson College, Cambridge and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He was the Editor-in-Chief, of the International Encyclopedia of Business and Management [IEBM] latest edition, 8 vols, 2002. He is currently Co-Editor of the Asia Pacific Business Review.