Given the enormous economic and developmental changes being experienced by nations in the Asia-Pacific region, and the related movement of people between and across countries, it is critical that we better understand the HRM policies and practices of these nations. The latest instalment in the Global HRM series, Managing Human Resources in Asia-Pacific (2E) presents the HRM situations in a number of South-East Asian and Pacific Rim countries, highlighting the growth of the personnel and HR function, the dominant HRM system(s) in the area, the influence of different factors on HRM, and the challenges faced by HR functions in these nations. This edition extends its coverage to Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, and the Philippines; a new chapter discusses HR research challenges in the region, such as the transferability of western constructs, problems with data collection, and the emergence of MNEs from Asia Pacific.
"Managing Human Resources in Asia-Pacific (2nd Edition) edited by Arup Varma and Pawan Budhwar is an outstanding resource for all researchers, practitioners, and students focusing on human resource management in the Asia-Pacific region. Readers of this volume will learn the differences (and similarities) across HR systems in thirteen of the most critical countries in this high-growth and strategically important region of the world. Professors Varma and Budhwar have assembled leading experts who provide valuable insights on the most significant issues affecting talent management in their respective countries. Whether new to global HRM or a seasoned global HR professional, this book is an essential and informative resource to help us better understand human resource issues in the Asia-Pacific region."
Professor Paula Caligiuri, Rutgers University and Author of Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals"The new edition of Managing Human Resources in Asia-Pacific is a useful introduction to the subject for both students and teachers, as well as interested practitioners. It offers many fascinating insights into the emergence and evolution of HRM across this region, now becoming the power-house of the global economy. It is a well thought-out comparative study, which covers a wide range of countries, thirteen in all, and their respective HR systems, in order to help us better understand their past, present and future. Each chapter conforms to a common analytical framework set out by the Editors and contributes to an insightful set of conclusions. This excellent edited book will no doubt become a standard work in the field for many years to come."
Professor Malcolm Warner, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
"Since the excellent first edition of this book was published in 2004, the economic focus of the world has started to move away from the US and Western Europe and towards Asia and the Pacific. The present text, then, is all the more important, as it explores the issues and challenges involved in managing human resources in those areas. With chapters written either by natives or long-time scholars of a country, and structured to help readers compare and contrast HRM practices across the region (but not to find a one-size-fits-all model), this book celebrates the differences in culture, political systems, and economic systems that help determine the HRM practices in each country. It will be incredibly useful to anyone contemplating a career that involves managing people in this part of the world."
Angelo DeNisi, Professor, Tulane University
@Selected Contents: 1. Managing Human Resources in Asia-Pacific: An Introduction Pawan S Budhwar and Arup Varma 2. Human Resource Management in China Fang Lee Cooke 3. Human Resource Management in South Korea Chris Rowley and Johngseok Bae 4. Human Resource Management in Japan Philippe DeBroux 5. Human Resource Management in Hong Kong Andrew Chan and Derek Man 6. Human Resource Management in Taiwan Wan-Jing April Chang 7. Human Resource Management in India Debi S Saini and Pawan S Budhwar 8. Human Resource Management in Thailand Sununta Siengthai 9. Human Resource Management in Vietnam Anne Cox 10. Human Resource Management in Malaysia Marlin Abdul Malek, Arup Varma and Pawan S Budhwar 11. Human Resource Management in Singapore Klaus Templer, David Wan and Naresh Khatri 12. Human Resource Management in Australia Marilyn Clark and Margaret Patrickson 13. Human Resource Management in Fiji Suwastika Naidu, RD Pathak and Anand Chand 14. Human Resource Management in New Zealand Ann Hutchison and Noelle Donnelly 15. HRM Challenges in the Asia-Pacific: Agenda for Future Research and Policy Arup Varma and Pawan S Budhwar