The Management of Human Resources in the Asia Pacific Region

Convergence Revisited

Edited by Chris Rowley, John Benson

© 2004 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

These papers focus upon the need to update knowledge and understanding of Asian human resource management. A model is included that can be used to make a comparative analysis of HRM in the region and to establish the various levels of change that need to be assessed.


‘This book is a welcome contribution to the literature on employment relations in the Asia-Pacific … A number of chapters stand out for their analysis and contribution to this area of research.’ – The Journal of Industrial Relations

‘Contains some excellent data and comparative analysis on changing HRM practices in the Asia-Pacific … This reviewer, therefore, looks forward to future work from the editors and contributors in this area.’ – The Journal of Industrial Relations

Table of Contents

China's HRM Revisited - A Step-wise Path to Convergence?; Human Resource Management in Hong Kong since 1997; Flexible Labour Markets and Individualized Employment -The Beginnings of a New Japanese HRM System?; Changes and Continuities in South Korean HRM; Change and Continuity - Recent Developments in the Philippines; HRM in Singapore - Change and Continuity; The Post Asian Financial Crisis - Changes in Human Resource Management In Taiwanese Enterprises; Human Resource Management in Thailand - a post-1997 update.

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