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Workforce Development and Skill Formation in Asia

1st Edition

Edited by John Benson, Howard Gospel, Ying Zhu


266 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Asia has undergone rapid transformation over the past several decades as many countries have embraced new technologies and the processes of globalisation. Over this period the inflow of foreign capital into the region, the level of trade amongst these countries, and trade with other parts of the world has increased substantially. The ensuing economic growth has led to some significant changes in labour markets and the demand for skilled employees and their deployment within organisations. Focusing on a number of developed and developing Asian economies, this book explores the dynamics of workforce development and skill formation, and considers questions of both skills shortages and skills gaps. The book assesses the current state of training in the selected Asian economies, the weaknesses and strengths of their various training approaches, and what the present state of training means for the future economic development of these economies.

Table of Contents

1. Workforce Development in Asia John Benson, Howard Gospel and Ying Zhu 2. Workforce Development in Theory and Practice Howard Gospel 3. Workforce Development in Japan John Benson 4. Workforce Development in South Korea Chris Rowley and Kil-Sang Yoo 5. Workforce Development in Singapore Chris Leggett 6. Workforce Development in Hong Kong Sek Hong Ng and Olivia Ip 7. Workforce Development in China Ying Zhu and Malcolm Warner 8. Workforce Development in Taiwan Ying Zhu and Malcolm Warner 9. Workforce Development in India Debashish Bhattacherjee and Errol D'Souza 10. Workforce Development in Malaysia Nagiah Ramasamy and Chris Rowley 11. Workforce Development in Asia: A Comparative Analysis Ying Zhu, John Benson and Howard Gospel and John Benson

About the Editors

John Benson is Professor and Head of the School of Management at the University of South Australia.

Howard Gospel is a Professor at King’s College, University of London, and the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Ying Zhu is Professor and Director of the Australia Centre for Asian Business at the University of South Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of the growth economies of Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General