The Multi Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge Based Economies

The Multi Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge Based Economies
Author: Sununta Siengthai,John Lawler,Chris Rowley,Hiromasa Suzuki
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 1780632436
ISBN 13: 9781780632438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multi Dimensions of Industrial Relations in the Asian Knowledge Based Economies Book Review:

This collection of work by leading scholars investigates the impact of the globalization process on some selected Asian economies and societies. With particular focus on the role of institutional factors such as labour unions or workers’ associations, case studies are presented on labour-management relations at the workplace that have evolved to cope with globalization. The cases describe labour institutions in the society as a social force that acts as a catalyst for societal democracy and for industrial democracy at the workplace. These cases provide descriptions of the changes in the management’s stance and approaches towards labour unions in the selected countries as well as at the organizational level over the last three decades when much of the industrialization process has occurred in Asia. A case study approach which enhances analytical and problem-solving skills of students A focus on the impact of globalization process in the East and Southeast Asia which is becoming more significant in the new economy Prepared by local Asian research scholars

Japanese Human Resource Management

Japanese Human Resource Management
Author: Naoki Kuriyama
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 331943053X
ISBN 13: 9783319430539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Human Resource Management Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive study underpinned by thirty years of research conducted by the author relating to Japanese human resource management and labour-management relations. Its aim is to achieve a better understanding of the Japanese model for human resource management and labour standards issues, and its transferability to supply chains in Asia. Seeking a better understanding of the strength of Japanese management and its applicability to foreign countries, Japanese Human Resource Management introduces a new agenda for Japanese corporations that wish to operate in sustainable and inclusive ways in local societies and in global supply chains. Organized into three major themes this comprehensive study is essential reading for students, researchers and government who wish to promote productivity improvement and constructive labour-management relations.

Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms

Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms
Author: Jane Nolan,Chris Rowley,Malcolm Warner
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN 10: 0081006551
ISBN 13: 9780081006559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms Book Review:

Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms: Enduring Trends, Emerging Patterns builds on the foundational studies conducted in the 1990s by gathering contemporary empirical and theoretical chapters which explore these themes in a comparative perspective. The book includes contributions from authors working on the relationship between personal and business networks in countries including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. Authors emphasize enduring trends in social and business networks and/or track new emerging patterns, both within East Asian nations or between East Asia and other regions such as Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Provides contemporary, up-to-date empirical material and theoretical interpretation, charting the influence of more recent globalizing trends and institutional change in the region Includes studies of networks within PRC, between PRC and other regions, and in Chinese communities Offers studies centered on Korean, Japanese, and South East Asian Networks Includes a geographical scope that will be broader than other books, aiming to include studies of newly developing economies in South East Asia that share a common cultural heritage (e.g Vietnam)

Managing Human Resources in Asia Pacific

Managing Human Resources in Asia Pacific
Author: Arup Varma,Pawan S. Budhwar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN 10: 1136584285
ISBN 13: 9781136584282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Human Resources in Asia Pacific Book Review:

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.

IT Systems and Decisions in Business and Industry Practice

IT Systems and Decisions in Business and Industry Practice
Author: Iwona Grabara,Sebastian Kot
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 3035700990
ISBN 13: 9783035700992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IT Systems and Decisions in Business and Industry Practice Book Review:

Selected, peer reviewed papers from the International Conference XXII MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION SOCIETY, June 22-24, 2015, Czestochowa, Poland. The book contains 35 papers and covers a wide range of topics: Information Technology, Information Society, Information Strategy, Computer System and Information Management

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Klaus Schwab
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1524758868
ISBN 13: 9781524758868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Book Review:

Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Britain experienced massive leaps in technological, scientific, and economical advancement

Globalisation Employment and Education in Sri Lanka

Globalisation  Employment and Education in Sri Lanka
Author: Angela W. Little,Siri T. Hettige
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 1136189947
ISBN 13: 9781136189944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalisation Employment and Education in Sri Lanka Book Review:

Since the late 1970s, Sri Lanka has undergone a socio-economic transformation, from protectionism towards economic liberalisation and increasing integration into the world economy. Through a systematic comparison of these periods of economic change (1956–1977, and 1977 to the present), Angela W. Little and Siri T. Hettige examine the impact of this transformation on education, youth employment and equality of opportunity in Sri Lanka. The book charts Sri Lanka’s shift from a predominantly agricultural economy to one dominated by services and manufacturing, a reduction in unemployment, rising educational and occupational levels, expectations and achievements, and a reduction in poverty. In turn, it reveals a growing role for the private sector and foreign interests in post-secondary education and a modest growth in private education at the primary and secondary levels, as well as widening social disparities in access to qualifications, training and skills. The Sri Lankan experience of, and engagement with, globalisation has been tempered by a long-running ethnic conflict that hindered economic and social development and diverted considerable public funds into defence and war. Now that the war is ‘won’, the challenge is how to invest in human resource development and the fulfilment of the expectations of youth from all ethnic and social groups. This challenge requires serious policy analysis, the generation of more state revenues, the reallocation of existing public resources, and a political commitment to the winning of a sustainable peace and stability. This book makes an important contribution to the broader international literature on the implications of globalisation for education policy and practice, and to the interaction of exogenous and endogenous forces for educational change. It deals with the tension between the high social demand for education and the growing demand for specialised skills in a changing economy. As such, it has a wide interdisciplinary appeal across education policy and politics, Asian education, South Asian society, youth policy, sociology of education, political economy of social change, and globalisation.

Complexity Security and Civil Society in East Asia

Complexity  Security and Civil Society in East Asia
Author: Peter Hayes,Kiho Yi
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN 10: 1783741120
ISBN 13: 9781783741120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity Security and Civil Society in East Asia Book Review:

Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia offers the latest understanding of complex global problems in the region, including nuclear weapons, urban insecurity, energy, and climate change. Detailed case studies of China, North and South Korea, and Japan demonstrate the importance of civil society and ‘civic diplomacy’ in reaching shared solutions to these problems in East Asia and beyond. Each chapter describes regional civil society initiatives that tackle complex challenges to East Asia’s security. In doing so, the book identifies key pressure points at which civil society can push for constructive changes¯especially ones that reduce the North Korean threat to its neighbors. Unusually, this book is both theoretical and practical. Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia presents strategies that can be led by civil society and negotiated by its diplomats to realize peace, security, and sustainability worldwide. It shows that networked civic diplomacy offers solutions to these urgent issues that official ‘complex diplomacy’ cannot. By providing a new theoretical framework based on empirical observation, this volume is a must read for diplomats, scholars, students, journalists, activists, and individual readers seeking insight into how to solve the crucial issues of our time.

The Multiple Dimensions of Institutional Complexity in International Business Research

The Multiple Dimensions of Institutional Complexity in International Business Research
Author: Alain Verbeke,Rob van Tulder,Elizabeth L Rose,Yingqi Wei
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 1800432461
ISBN 13: 9781800432468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multiple Dimensions of Institutional Complexity in International Business Research Book Review:

This volume provides a fresh overview of many novel international business research challenges as they pertain to salient institutional dimensions with a locational component, with a focus on the ‘new normal’.

Labour Conditions in Asian Value Chains

Labour Conditions in Asian Value Chains
Author: Dev Nathan,Meenu Tewari,Sandip Sarkar
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 1107103746
ISBN 13: 9781107103740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Labour Conditions in Asian Value Chains Book Review:

""Brings together a set of studies of labour conditions in GVCs - in labour-intensive sectors, medium- and high-technology sectors and knowledge-intensive sectors"--Provided by publisher"--

Knowledge Evolution and Societal Transformations

Knowledge Evolution and Societal Transformations
Author: Jerald Hage
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1785273779
ISBN 13: 9781785273773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Evolution and Societal Transformations Book Review:

Knowledge evolution punctuates the equilibrium of society and requires us to develop adaptive solutions. One new rule is that as the discovery of fresh knowledge grows more diffcult, more complex organizational and institutional arrangements have to be adopted. Knowledge Evolution and Societal Transformations proposes a new paradigm based on the evolution of knowledge that synthesizes existing social science theories at three analytical levels. Its central theme is how knowledge creates new problems and explains growing inequality. The book suggests systemic networks in education, economy and political system to solve these problems.

The Knowledge Economy

The Knowledge Economy
Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN 10: 178873498X
ISBN 13: 9781788734981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Knowledge Economy Book Review:

Revolutionary account of the transformative potential of the knowledge economy Adam Smith and Karl Marx recognized that the best way to understand the economy is to study the most advanced practice of production. Today that practice is no longer conventional manufacturing: it is the radically innovative vanguard known as the knowledge economy. In every part of the production system it remains a fringe excluding the vast majority of workers and businesses. This book explores the hidden nature of the knowledge economy and its possible futures. The confinement of the knowledge economy to these insular vanguards has become a driver of economic stagnation and inequality throughout the world. Traditional mass production has stopped working as a shortcut to economic growth. But the alternative—a deepened and socially inclusive form of the knowledge economy—continues to lie beyond reach in even the richest countries. The shape of contemporary politics on both the left and the right reflects a failure to come to terms with this dilemma and to overcome it. Unger explains the knowledge economy in the truncated and confined form that it has today and proposes the way to a knowledge economy for the many: changes not just in economic institutions but also in education, culture, and politics. Just as Smith and Marx did in their time, he uses an understanding of the most advanced practice of production to rethink both economics and the economy as a whole.

Political Economy of East Asia

Political Economy of East Asia
Author: Linda Low
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822033207200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Economy of East Asia Book Review:

This book aims to distil from both sets of developments before and after the Asian crisis of 1997 a generic business model for East Asia in the context of the new economy. Globalisation, information communication technology, knowledge-based economy, deregulation and emerging new competition delineate and set the challenges for the new economy. More rapid technological change in the new globalised economy means greater creative destruction and tick of premature obsolescence to companies and workers of capital, job skills and earning power.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Industrial Relations in the Caribbean

Industrial Relations in the Caribbean
Author: Samuel J. Goolsarran
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924107146031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Book Review:

Reader intended to stimulate thinking about the future direction of national and regional labour policies, with a view to good governance in terms of participation, transparency, credibility and accountability. Includes case studies from a number of Caribbean countries as well as ILO contributions by S.J. Goolsarran on labour administration and social dialogue, and an extract from "Labour inspection: a guide to the profession", by W. von Richthofen.

Globalization of Technology

Globalization of Technology
Author: Proceedings of the Sixth Convocation of The Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1988-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309038421
ISBN 13: 9780309038423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization of Technology Book Review:

The technological revolution has reached around the world, with important consequences for business, government, and the labor market. Computer-aided design, telecommunications, and other developments are allowing small players to compete with traditional giants in manufacturing and other fields. In this volume, 16 engineering and industrial experts representing eight countries discuss the growth of technological advances and their impact on specific industries and regions of the world. From various perspectives, these distinguished commentators describe the practical aspects of technology's reach into business and trade.

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
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-09-30
ISBN 10: 1780632479
ISBN 13: 9781780632476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Flexibilization and Working Conditions in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

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

Industrial Cluster Higher Education

Industrial Cluster   Higher Education
Author: Jomphong Mongkhonvanit
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2010-08
ISBN 10: 1453536442
ISBN 13: 9781453536445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Cluster Higher Education Book Review:

With emphasis on economic growth since the mid twentieth century in which industrial and scientific revolutions played important roles in society, the priority of university and education has been shift to the contributor to knowledge, economy and innovation, as many argue that knowledge and skill becomes a key factor of production. As industrial clusters were emerged as a mean to improve competitiveness of industry in global and knowledge economy, this book is to investigate the roles of industrial clustering and roles of universities in development of industrial clusters and competitiveness. The seven chapters in this book feature frameworks and concepts, along with case studies in different regions and countries, to understand the dynamics and development of cooperation between industrial clusters and higher education to enhance national and regional competitiveness.

Political Economic and Social Dimensions of Labour Markets

Political  Economic and Social Dimensions of Labour Markets
Author: Soon Beng Chew,Lingli Huang,Kai Xiang Kwa
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9789811236891
ISBN 13: 9811236895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Economic and Social Dimensions of Labour Markets Book Review:

Why and how do politics, society and economics shape the growth and failure of labour markets? Does government intervention help or harm labour market reforms/adjustments in times of economic downturn? What forces drive such government intervention and do they differ from society to society? In addressing these big-picture questions, this book's analytical scope is heavily centred around the topic of labour markets' performance. The book argues that performance in labour markets across countries are influenced by their labour market policies. In turn, these policies are shaped, in varying degrees, by the country's politics. Each chapter in this book dives into the labour market experiences in various countries to demonstrate why in some countries, labour markets perform better than in other countries. Major findings from this book suggest that countries can produce better economic and social outcomes (e.g. lower socio-economic inequality) if their labour market policies are aimed at fostering a socially and politically stable society via greater equity in wealth distribution across various social (e.g. religious, ethnic) and income groups. This book is an essential read for any public policy researchers, policy practitioners and undergraduate/graduate students who are interested or vested in the topic of labour market performance in the political, social and economic dimensions. Particularly, this book provides a critical synthesis of the labour market experiences in many countries. Hence, the book serves as an ideational tool to advance future labour market research and policy.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN 10: 921358329X
ISBN 13: 9789213583296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 Book Review:

This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five United Nations regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with contributions from the UN World Tourism Organization and other intergovernmental agencies.