Changing employment relations in the Asia-Pacific region

Bamber, Greg, and Leggett, Chris (2000) Changing employment relations in the Asia-Pacific region. In: Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (3), pp. 5-16. From: Research on Work, Employment and Industrial Relations 2000: 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 2-4 February 2000, Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia.

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Abstract

This paper compares the employment relations of Australia; Indonesia; Japan; New Zealand; the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC); South Korea; and Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC). The inclusion of the older industrialised economies of Australia, New Zealand and Japan with the industrialising and newly industrialised countries of Asia enables comparisons of labour market restructuring for increased flexibility. In South Korea the process of democratisation has included a reduction in state regulation of trade unions. In Taiwan the same process has led government to become more active in employment relations, and the PRC's transition from a highly regulated to a 'socialist market' economy has had a noticeable effect on employment relations too. In Indonesia, the end of the Soharto regime might have offered opportunities for greater recognition of workers' interests, but political instability and the effect of the 1997 Asian economic crisis seem to have inhibited this development.

Item ID: 17141
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: employment relations, industrial relations, Asia-Pacific
ISBN: 978-0-7259-1086-0
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 05:25
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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