Globalization Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

This book represents a unique study which reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and increasing pressure towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the diverging experiences of individual workers in their employment conditions such as employment status, wages/incomes, working time, work organizations and health and safety. Along with thematic studies concerning the roles of workers voice and labour regulation in determining employment conditions, this book includes nine country studies which have been undertaken based on a common research framework for a more rigorous comparison in the region. A systematic review of employment conditions in the countries which are carefully selected in the region National-level analysis based on a common research framework A highly analytical and timely analysis of workers voice and labour regulation with respect to employment conditions

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  • Author : Sangheon Lee
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 480 pages
  • ISBN : 1780632479
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Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific

Globalization, Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific
  • Author : Sangheon Lee,Francois Eyraud
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 September 2008
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This book represents a unique study which reviews employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific in the context of globalization and increasing pressure towards flexibilization. It places a strong focus on the diverging experiences of individual workers in their employment conditions such as employment status, wages/incomes, working time, work organizations and health and safety. Along with thematic studies concerning the roles of workers voice and labour regulation in determining employment conditions, this book includes nine country studies which have

Minimum Wages, Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe

Minimum Wages, Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe
  • Author : Maarten van Klaveren,Denis Gregory,Thorsten Schulten
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 09 June 2015
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This book offers a labour perspective on wage-setting institutions, collective bargaining and economic development. Sixteen country chapters, eight on Asia and eight on Europe, focus in particular on the role and effectiveness of minimum wages in the context of national trends in income inequality, economic development, and social security.

Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Human Resource Management in Asia
  • Author : Fang Lee Cooke,Sunghoon Kim
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 September 2017
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Human Resource Management (HRM) is fundamentally shaped by institutional and cultural factors, such as the different political environments and social philosophies of particular countries and regions. By examining the various organizational aspects of business life and systems of people management in Asia, the study of HRM across the continent can, therefore, give us a greater understanding of Asian societies, as well as the contemporary world of work more generally. This handbook provides an up-to-date and intellectually engaging overview of HRM

Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific

Labour in the Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific
  • Author : Vicki Crinis,Adrian Vickers
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 25 November 2016
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The clothing industry provides employment for 60 million workers worldwide. More than a quarter of these workers are employed in the Asia-Pacific region, where the industry is based on subcontracted production on behalf of international buyers. Rapid movements of manufacturing activity from country to country in search of cost advantages make clothing workers part of a globalizing labour market where they increasingly suffer from job insecurity. This book presents carefully researched case studies which highlight the ways in which labour is

The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy

The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy
  • Author : Susan Hayter
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2011
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The book examines the ways in which collective bargaining addresses a variety of workplace concerns in the context of today.s global economy. Globalization can contribute to growth and development, but as the recent financial crisis demonstrated, it also puts employment, earnings and labourstandards at risk. This book examines the role that collective bargaining plays in ensuring that workers are able to obtain a fair share of the benefits arising from participation in the global economy and in providing a

Law and Fair Work in China

Law and Fair Work in China
  • Author : Sean Cooney,Sarah Biddulph,Ying Zhu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 March 2013
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China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several thousand disputes break out over working conditions, many of them violent, and the Chinese state has responded with both legal and political strategies. This book investigates how Chinese governments have used law, and other forms of regulation, to govern working conditions and combat labour

Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment

Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment
  • Author : Carole Thornley,Steve Jefferys,Beatrice Appay
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2010
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This book makes a unique and invaluable contribution to our understanding of the changing nature of employment and its consequences for industrialized societies. It combines industry case studies, company case studies, and specific country case studies to paint a multi-dimensional picture of the spread of precarious employment and the responses by trade unions and other worker mobilizations. In addition, the astute theoretical chapters demonstrate how the trend toward precarization is reshaping power relationships in ways that have significant implications for

East Asian Capitalism

East Asian Capitalism
  • Author : Andrew Walter,Xiaoke Zhang
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 26 July 2012
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This volume explores variations, continuities, and changes in the institutional foundations of East Asian capitalism since the 1980s, as reflected in business systems, financial structures, and labour markets. These three institutional dimensions have constituted the main underpinnings of post-war capitalist development in East Asia. While the volume encompasses a range of different cases, specific issues and diverse methodologies, they are all structured aroundthe two dominant themes-the continuities and changes in the institutional underpinnings of capitalist development and the main driving

Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment

Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment
  • Author : Leah F. Vosko,Martha MacDonald,Iain Campbell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 10 September 2009
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Precarious employment presents a€ challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of labour markets in industrialized societies and there is widespread consensus that its growth is contributing to a series of common social inequalities, especially along the lines of gender and citizenship. This collection aims to yield new ways of understanding the forces driving labour market insecurity.

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment
  • Author : Stephen Edgell,Heidi Gottfried,Edward Granter
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 30 September 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization

Reforming Asian Labor Systems

Reforming Asian Labor Systems
  • Author : Frederic C. Deyo
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 15 May 2012
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In Reforming Asian Labor Systems, Frederic C. Deyo examines the implications of post-1980s market-oriented economic reform for labor systems in China, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Adopting a critical institutionalist perspective, he explores the impact of elite economic interests and strategies, labor politics, institutional path dependencies, and changing economic circumstances on regimes of labor and social regulation in these four countries. Of particular importance are reform-driven socioeconomic and political tensions that, especially following the regional financial crisis of

Peace and Prosperity through World Trade

Peace and Prosperity through World Trade
  • Author : Jean-Pierre Lehmann,Fabrice Lehmann
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 30 September 2010
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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was created in 1919 by business leaders who described themselves as 'merchants of peace' and whose motto was 'world peace through world trade'. Since then a number of initiatives, including the founding of the WTO in 1995, have provided the proper regulatory conditions for a dramatic increase in world trade. This has generated unprecedented growth and allowed many countries to enjoy great gains in wealth and welfare. Yet despite these gains we are still far from

New Models of Human Resource Management in China and India

New Models of Human Resource Management in China and India
  • Author : Alan R. Nankervis,Fang Lee Cooke,Samir R. Chatterjee,Malcolm Warner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 July 2013
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This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the similarities and differences of contemporary human resource management systems, processes and practices in the two increasingly important economic great powers in Asia. It covers the full range of human resource management activities, including recruitment, retention, performance management, renumeration, and career development, discusses changing industrial relations systems, and sets the subject in its historical, social and cultural contexts. It examines newly emerging strategies, and asssesses the extent to which human resource management systems