Employment relations trends in the Asia-Pacific region

Bamber, Greg J., and Leggett, Chris J. (2001) Employment relations trends in the Asia-Pacific region. World Link, 11 (3). pp. 4-5.

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Abstract

By the year 2020 eight of the 12 largest economies in the world will be within the Asia Pacific region. This article reviews recent developments in that part of the world: first, in three advanced market economies - Australia, New Zealand and Japan; secondly, in the four 'tigers' - the newly industrialising economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan; and thirdly within the next group of Asian industrialisers - Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the People's Republic of China. This third group is in danger of being caught in a 'sandwich trap' of cheap labour competition from below and exclusion from higher value-added markets above. In earlier years, the four ‘tigers’ faced the same trap.

Item ID: 17227
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Keywords: employment relations, industrial relations, Asia-Pacific
ISSN: 1016-359X
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2012 23:26
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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