Technological change and industrial relations in Singapore

Leggett, Chris, Wong, Evelyn, and Ariff, Mohammed (1983) Technological change and industrial relations in Singapore. In: Blanpain, R., Bamber, G.J., and Lansbury, R.D., (eds.) Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations. Technological Change and Industrial Relations: An International Symposium (12). Kluwer, Deventer, Netherlands, pp. 55-75.

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Abstract

This paper concerns the Singapore government's strategy to transform the character of industrial relations from traditional authoritarianism to one reflecting the precepts of good human relations. Having extended control over industrial relations during the successful first stage of industrialisation based on low-level technology, the government, anticipating unfavourable world economic trends, is inducing changes in workforce orientations suitable for meeting the challenges of the higher-level technology of Singapore's second industrial revolution. The authors examine the strategy and discuss the industrial relations issues arising from it.

Item ID: 17088
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: technology, Singapore, industrial relations, change
ISBN: 978-90-312-0205-8
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 05:00
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 100%
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