Teaching the industrial relations of the East Asian NICs

Leggett, Chris (1991) Teaching the industrial relations of the East Asian NICs. In: Bray, Mark, (ed.) Teaching Comparative Industrial Relations. ACIRRT Monograph Series, 2 . Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Teaching, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 101-118.

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[Extract] An immediate question arises when introducing a comparative dimension to the study and teaching of industrial relations; that is, what shall be the criteria on which to base the selection of national industrial relations systems for a particular syllabus or program? Concentrating on the phenomena of indigenous industrial relations may be justified as pragmatic. However, even here, insight may be gained from selected comparisons with other countries (Bamber and Lansbury, 1987,9). Many national systems have borrowed or had imposed upon them the institutions of another country, especially those with a colonial legacy. In the 1960s, with the breakup of the European colonial empires, comparative studies focussed on the emerging independent nations. In this genre were the studies of Meynaud and Salah-Bey (1963), Roberts (1964) and Davis (1966), who each employed a combination of geographical and colonial legacy criteria to analyse the development of trade unionism in Africa. A little earlier, Dunlop (1958) had premised his claim to have raised the level of generality with his Industrial Relations Systems upon the need to be more theoretical with the expanding data on the then newly developing countries.

Item ID: 16687
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
ISBN: 978-0-86758-342-7
Keywords: industrial relations, teaching, comparative
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 04:46
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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