1st Edition

Whither South East Asian Management? The First Decade of the New Millennium

Edited By Chris Rowley, Malcolm Warner Copyright 2011
    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.