Human and industrial relations in Singapore: the management of compliance

Wilkinson, Barry, and Leggett, Chris (1985) Human and industrial relations in Singapore: the management of compliance. Euro-Asia Business Review, 4 (3). pp. 9-15.

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Abstract

In 1979 Singapore's People's Action Party (PAP) government, using all the considerable corporatist controls at its disposal, initiated and restructuring of the city-state's economy and an upgrading of its human resources. Predicated on the requirements of a 'high-tech' economy, both human relations in general and industrial relations in particular are being remoulded to achieve a cooperative and productionist-oriented population and workforce. Wilkinson and Leggett focus on the many developments in this programme of social engineering, identify some of the problems involved in its implementation, and tentatively assess its prospects.

Item ID: 17183
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Keywords: human resource management, industrial relations, government, Singapore
ISSN: 0264-0155
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 23:37
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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