The Changing Face of Management in South East Asia

Edited by Chris Rowley, Saaidah Abdul-Rahman

© 2008 – Routledge

264 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

South East Asia has undergone important economic, social and political developments in the last decade. The emergence of China as Asia’s largest pool of cheap labour has resulted in remarkable changes in the volume of foreign direct investment it commands, while the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis has undoubtedly influenced managerial practices in the majority of the countries in the region. In response, South East Asian governments and businesses have sought ways of attracting new investors while intensifying their efforts to retain existing industries.

This important new volume overviews the development of South East Asian management practices, focusing on human resource management (HRM) as an indicator and measure of change. Written by prominent scholars of the region, the book focuses on reform in the human resource (HR) managerial domain, documenting recent changes and assessing current practices from both macro and micro perspectives. A consistent structure and content is used throughout, with each chapter incorporating ‘real-life’ local organizational and manager case studies, plus vignettes to give ‘voice’ to practitioners and developments.

This is essential reading for anybody with an interest in management, HR or the political, social, cultural and economic profiles of the countries of South East Asia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Malaysia 3. Singapore 4. Thailand 5. Indonesia 6. Vietnam 7. The Philippines 8. Conclusion

About the Editors

Dr Chris Rowley, BA, MA (Warwick), DPhil (Oxford) is Professor of Human Resource Management, Editor of the leading journal Asia Pacific Business Review and book Series Editor for ‘Studies in Asia Pacific Business’ and ‘Asian Studies: Contemporary Issues and Trends’. Professor Rowley has published very widely, with over 80 articles, over 60 book chapters and other contributions and 12 edited and sole authored books. He has recently co-edited Globalization and Labour in the Asia Pacific Region (2001), Managing Korean Business (2002), The Management of Human Resources in the Asia Pacific Region (2003) and Globalization and Competition: Big Business in Asia (2005). He has also written The Management of People: HRM in Context (2003) and regularly contributed to Mastering Management Online from the Financial Times.

Dr. Saaidah Abdul-Rahman, B.Sc, MSc (London), PhD (Bristol) is lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She specializes in the areas of Social Policy and Human Resource Management. She has had consultancy experience with several government agencies and private companies.

About the Series

Working in Asia

This series is designed to offer a fresh and added dimension to the standard academic texts in the area of Asian Business. The titles in the series aim to show how corporations in Asia work in practice, and how change is being experienced by individual members of these organisations. The series will be of interest to students and also to new managers assessing the Asian job market and working environment. Working in Asia is designed to:
* provide readable texts illustrating topics relevant to studies of contemporary business management in Asia
* take an insider's view of changes impacting on the experience of working in corporations in Asia
* illustrate how and why these changes are occurring
* illustrate vividly how individual members of these corporations are recognizing opportunities arising from change
* make general predictions on how working in and with corporations in Asia will change in the near future.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General